I will make of you a threshing sledge, sharp, new, and double-edged. To thresh the mountains and crush them, to make the hills like chaff. When you winnow them, the wind shall carry them off, and the storm shall scatter them.Wow. And this:
I will plant in the desert the cedar, acacia, myrtle, and olive; I will set in the wasteland and the cypress, together with the plane tree and pine, that all may see and know, observe and understand, that the hand of the LORD has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it.Despair not, you wasteland. This is Advent. Your God has written you a love letter.