For you shall go out in joy,
and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall burst into song,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
PBS used to have a painting show hosted by Bob Ross, and he was famous for loving to paint “happy trees.”
When we look forward to God making things right in the world, we use images like this one from Isaiah, of hills and mountains bursting into song and trees clapping with joy.
Draw (or paint!) your own happy tree, today.