Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 22 April 2020

The Oak Tree
And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land. But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.  (Isaiah 6:9-13)

Today’s Morsel:  According to, “While oak trees grow around the world, North America is home to the widest variety of species.  The United States alone has about 90 different types of native oak trees that grow across the country.  Most of those are categorized into either red oaks or white oaks.  One of the most popular oak trees in the U.S. is the Angel Oak on Johns Island in South Carolina. Believed to be about 400 years old, the tree draws thousands of visitors eager to see the 65-foot-tall tree in all its fairy-tale glory.”  Isaiah was told of the Lord, that as the Teil Tree and the Oak Tree have substance in themselves when they cast forth their leaves, that He also would be the substance in the earth.  He is our faith.  He provides those things we may have need of.  Jeremiah also admonishes, “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he 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)  Paul tells us that when we have done all we can do to stand - Stand.  They say that the mighty Oak Tree was once a little nut that just stood its ground.

Sing: Just hold on, your change is coming; just hold on and don’t worry about thing, just hold on.
 Some people like worry, some people like to hide; some people like to run away, from the pain inside. Now it's your business, you can do what you want to do, but if it don’t workout, here’s what you ought to do; Just hold on, your change is coming, just hold on and don’t worry about a thing.

Thought For Today:  The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.

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