A few weeks ago we went to the park with my family, and one of my cousins pointed this tree out to me. At the time I just thought it was a pretty cool tree, and so I took a few pictures of it. But a few nights later the Lord began to minister to me and show me the spiritual principles to be learned here.
Just like this tree, "the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is" shall be as a tree "planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit." (Jeremiah 17:7, 8) Because Christians have a constant supply of spiritual nourishment, we should be able to bring forth fruit in our lives continually. When hardships fill our life, and at times when anybody else would throw in the towel, we can continue to press on.
While everybody else is looking for the meaning of life in sinful things, we have found our own little oasis from which we may drink continually: God's Word. Whether we are in Sunday morning church service, or in the super market picking up a few groceries, we can receive what we need from God through the Word we have hidden in our heart. Just like this tree, those who have memorized the Scriptures can constantly be drawing strength and nourishment from it. While the world around us perishes with thirst, we can not only survive, but we can thrive!
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