One of my favorite songs by Brooke Fraser is “Desert Song.” God calls us to give praise even when life looks dry and no fruit appears to be growing on the vine. After lamenting the hard times, the prophet Habakkuk commits to rejoice in the Lord.
Hab. 3:17-18 Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
Fair-weather followers of Christ are glad to praise Him in times of ease. Faithful followers rejoice even when life gets hard and give thanks and praise to the God who is worthy to be exalted at all times!
Here is a new arrangement of “Desert Song” I just discovered yesterday by a Canadian artist named Chelsea Nisbett from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I love her version, her band and her fresh approach to this favorite song!