Like a tree

He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither…” Psalm 1:3


If a tree is planted by a flowing stream, its roots will be nourished. Fruit will come in due season and its leaves won’t wither, even on hot days.

The Word is like a flowing stream of living water. Those who plant themselves beside it will be encouraged spiritually. A life sustained by the Word will bring a harvest of fruit in due time. Good will come.

As is the way of creation, every plant or tree rooted by the stream benefits. The water doesn’t pick and choose which roots to nourish. So too, God’s Word is a blessing to all who have a continual intake of its wisdom and truth.

His Word is there, rippling and waiting, for everyone who’ll plant themselves beside it—or better yet, in it.

Thank you, Lord, for your life-giving Word. Thank you for giving us your thoughts in written form. May they daily flow fresh into my life.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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