The tree at the waterside – 2014.08.24
They are like trees that grow beside a stream, that bear fruit at the right time, and whose leaves do not dry up.
Psalms 1, 3
Yes, so are the people who feel joy about the teachings of the Lord and think of His words, by day and by night. He became the source of their lives and they firmly believe in the Creator. This human is not a piece of driftwood in the vast ocean that is drifting hither and thither. He is no chaff on the field, the the wind is playing with. He is not a victim of expression and fashion designers who want to determine how we think and what we wear. He stands firm, has his opinion and knows how he behaves pleasing to God. Yes, such a person that is deeply rooted in God is a blessing for us!
I also want to be like a tree, deeply rooted and close to the water! In the winter it is protection from the wind, in the summer it provides shade. Even from the distance you can see it and know there is water. In its branches birds are dwelling, building their nests and singing of joy. In the autumn it bears fruits, not too early and not too late, and everyone can pick it up and get strengthened. Such a tree is a blessing!
If we want to be such a tree, then we will move the words of God in our hearts. We will always be in conversation with Him; – On the tram, in school, falling asleep and waking up. Then the word of God is alive in us and shapes us. We are firmly rooted in Him, and He holds us.
He is the soil in which we are rooted. He is the water that gives us life. He is the sun that ripens our fruits. And He is our protector, who never abandons us.
Happy are those who reject the advice of evil people, who do not follow the example of sinners or join those who have no use for God. Instead, they find joy in obeying the Law of the Lord, and they study it day and night. (From Psalm 1)
Thank you! With You Lord, I am firmly rooted. Your life water flushes through me and brings me back to life. It cleanses me from all. You are the rock on which I stand safely. Only with You I can fully develop my life and bring the fruit that You wish and for which You have appointed me. You put me to the place where I am. And You take care of the water of life. Thank you, You have thought of everything and brought all into a good order!