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by Wayne Blank
Sharon was bountiful for pasture in the time of King David:
"and they dwelt in Gilead, in Bashan and in its towns, and in all the pasture lands of Sharon to their limits." (1 Chronicles 5:16 RSV)
Sharon was used as an analogy for natural beauty:
"I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys" (Song of Solomon 2:1 RSV)
Prophecy clearly describes Sharon at a future time when it will again include secure, peaceful pastures:
"I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah inheritors of My mountains; My chosen shall inherit it, and My servants shall dwell there. Sharon shall become a pasture for flocks, and the Valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down, for my people who have sought Me" (Isaiah 65:9-10 RSV)
"It shall be called the Holy Way" for the return:
"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. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of The Lord, the majesty of our God. Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, "Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you."
Fact Finder: In New Testament times, did the apostle Peter become famous in Sharon, Lydda and Joppa because of the God-empowered miracles that he did there?