Isaiah 43:18-21         New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. 19  I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. 20  The wild animals will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, 21  the people whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise.