Weekly Celebration! (Sept. 1)

"The person who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence indeed is the Lord, is blessed.
He will be like a tree planted by water: it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn’t fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit." (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

The tree planted near water does not fear the storm. Its roots stretch down deep, and it is not shaken by the wind. It does not fear heat from trials. It is not parched by the scorching sun. The tree does not worry about future droughts. It draws from the fresh stream and continues to produce an abundance of fruit.

There are seasons of life that just seem harder than others. But as followers of Jesus, we are also planted by a stream, a living stream (John 7:38), which we must stay rooted in and can also draw upon in times of trail. Jesus told his followers that anyone who is thirsty yet trusts in Him, will be filled up, and they will be satisfied.