Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 6 October 2020


Be Like The Tree


Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.(Psalms 1:1-3)


Today’s Morsel:  You know, I like to visit places that have huge trees.  I think trees express God in so many ways.  One of the things I’ve learned from trees is there are many uses and representations of Christ.  Jeremiah informs us, “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)  Why not become like a tree today.  Stay grounded. Connect with your roots.  Turn over a new leaf.  Bend before you break.  Enjoy your God-given beauty.  And keep growing.


Sing:  On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame.  And I love that old cross where the dearest and best; For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So, I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it someday for a crown.


Thought For Today: To be like Jesus you must stay in the vine.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your thoughtful efforts for Gods glory and kingdom that you put forth.