My name is Collin Huber and I am a follower of Christ, a husband learning the joys of marriage, a professional writer/editor, a seminary graduate, and a home-grown Texas native with a deep love for Kansas Jayhawk basketball.
This blog was never intended to be anything more than an outlet for my journey through life. I am convinced of beauty, truth, and wonder and I believe that all of those things come from the Creator God of the Bible. I am also convinced that life is most joyful in the moments when we find ourselves standing in awe of His beauty and majesty because then, and only then, do we experience the purpose for which we were created – worship.
One of the ways that occurs for me is through reading works authored by articulate writers. There are few things in this world that stir my soul more than a finely arranged sentence concerning Christ and the Christian faith.
The title “Desert of Roses” was inspired by a passage in the book of Isaiah which says, “The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing” (35:1-2). It is a picture of redemption and restoration. In other words, it is a picture of the Gospel. What was broken has been made whole through the Lord Jesus Christ who was crucified on our behalf that we might be redeemed and restored by His grace. He takes the dried up, the broken, and the dead and He waters them, heals them, and gives them life. One day, we will stand in His presence where the desert is covered in roses and we will rejoice as all things are made new.