Thursday, March 16, 2006

Thursday, Second Week of Lent

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord,whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes,and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8

We are the trees, when we live in God's ways we drink from his love, that flows constantly for those who seek him. Jeremiah knew this, he knew that God is the life giving water. When we follow God's ways we not only drink from his life giving water, we produce abundant fruit for his Glory.

At times when we often feel a dry spell in ourselves, especially when we pray, we do not fret, for then we know God is all the more nearer to us. How we continue and not give up, this is how we keep producing fruit. It is because we don't turn away at those times of drought, that we produce some of the most fruit.

When I was a kid I used to think of actual fruit with this verse, but I know more than anything now that the true meaning is faith. Faith in God, in ourselves to be more faithful to a loving God who continues to give us his love daily. That when we seek him with our hearts we drink deeply, never to thirst again.

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