"It ain't much, but what there is is choice." Those of a certain age might recognize that quote from a movie. It is appropriate for my very small Christmas cactus, which maybe we could call an Advent cactus. I like his color better than his two big brothers.
Isaiah in a glorious expression of new life sings that the desert will rejoice and bloom with abundant flowers (35:1-10.) I was lucky to be in a southwestern desert when the spring rains transformed the parched land with a carpet of lovely flowers. No matter how parched we feel or our world seems, abundant new life is Christ's Advent promise.