The first time I saw the Negev, I was surprised it was so brown
It was so flat and bare, hiding God’s miracle there
The Word of God declared His work, grace was more than enough
A million lived and flourished, God was active even though it was bare

Sometimes life is barren, Christ can change our pain
Victory is not in what we do, it resides in Jesus name
We change the place we go for help, Jesus shares our pain
He gives our lives meaning, His value enough to share

Never again will I see the Negev for the first time, every time will be the next
I declare with all my heart, I love God’s action there
A story so familiar, a life so threadbare
Jesus gives life where death has reigned, He fashions victory from our pain

Clay Corvin