From the book of Isaiah, chapter 51:

1“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness,
Who seek the LORD:
3Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion;
He will comfort all her waste places

And her wilderness He will make like Eden,
And her desert like the garden of the LORD;

Joy and gladness will be found in her,
Thanksgiving and sound of a melody.

4“Pay attention to Me, O My people,
And give ear to Me, O My nation;
For a law will go forth from Me,
And I will set My justice for a light of the peoples.

5“My righteousness is near, My salvation has gone forth,
And My arms will judge the peoples;

11So the ransomed of the LORD will return
And come with joyful shouting to Zion,

And everlasting joy will be on their heads
They will obtain gladness and joy,
And sorrow and sighing will flee away.

12“I, even I, am He who comforts you.

{All photos by the amazing Keely}