Sunday, March 26, 2017

Evergreen
Psalm 92

The righteous flourish like the palm tree
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
They are planted in the house of the Lord;
they flourish in the courts of our God.
They still bear fruit in old age;
they are ever green and full of sap.

Psalm 92:12-14

"Tell me this," said Peter: "why do people talk about going down hill when they begin to get old? It seems to me that then first they begin to go up hill." —Curdle and the Princess, George Macdonald

Aging is perfectly fine. It's God’s way of getting us to slow down and take more time for Him. 

I love the picture the poet draws of those that are growing old with God. Imagine the towering majesty and beauty of a palm tree, the massive strength of a giant sequoia. Beauty and strength—the attributes of those that are "planted in the house of the Lord," rooted in God and in His love, bearing the fruit of His Spirit—love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness, et. al.

Other trees, when they get old, stop bearing, but not God’s trees. They flourish...

They still bear fruit in old age;
they are ever green and full of sap.

David Roper
3.27.17

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