That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
– Psalm 1:3
This verse has been turning up alot for me lately, and it reminded me of a blurb I wrote for a women’s online devotional series a couple of years ago…
A seed was planted by the most beautiful stream. Lovingly the rich earth was dug out, and the seed laid gently in the soil. A tender hand covered the seed over.
The seed seemed to know what it needed to grow. Tiny roots formed, and a sapling began to emerge.
The Sower came to check on His seed that was now a sapling. He was pleased and smiled at the hope He saw. He knew the river had seeped its life-giving water into the ground surrounding the sapling. Its roots grew big and strong, constantly thirsty for the life-giving water. Those roots became entwined with the roots of other trees and they grew tall and healthy together.
At times drought came to the grove. The sun shone hard and the heat was almost unbearable. Still the tree kept its green leaves and bore its fruit even in the driest weather. It never feared the heat, nor worried in the drought. It always trusted and always found its confidence in the life-giving water of the stream.
The Sower was never far from the seeds He planted, and was most happy when they grew to become all He envisioned them to be.