Return of the Booming Bittern

A devotion on Isaiah 34:16

Search in the book of the LORD, and read: not one of these will be missing. None will lack her mate. For my mouth has commanded, and his Spirit has gathered them.
–Isaiah 34:16

Boom!… Boom!

The sound of a deep bass drum emanates improbably from a marsh in Britain. It is the “boom” of a bittern — a sound that was once lost in this part of the world.

The shy …

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