Instead you thrill to God’s Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You’re a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom.
(Pslams 1:2-4-The Message)
I was reading this morning Psalms 1:2-4 and the imagery of this verse jumped out at me. I am to be a tree, firmly rooted in the soil of God’s Word. The streams might rush around me, and the wind might shake my branches but if I am firm in Christ I will never drop a leaf and bear fresh fruit- always in blossom.
Of course, even the word blossom puts the image of a cherry blossom in my head and to me it is such a thing of beauty that it humbles me to think that only God can produce such beauty in my life. Apart from Him, I am nothing. I can not fabricate fruit or beautiful blossoms. This reminds me of the verse John 15:5 where it talks about abiding in Christ to bear much fruit.
I am going to be working on a piece of art that represents this for me but until it is finished I wanted to share this picture of a “tree woman” with you. Being a visual person, it is comforting for me to picture myself as a tree rooted in Christ and exciting to picture the fruit that bursts forth as a result of that soil!