in a time of drought.
While studying satellite maps
I noticed that in the national
forest were groves of tress that
appeared to be lush and green,
while every thing else was
Yes, some of these groves had
streams running through them.
But not all. Some were a long
way from the stream or at a level much higher than the stream. These
pictures were taken in on of these groves.
Of the groves I was able to visit, there was one common factor. All were
relatively level. They were like bottom land, or a flood plain. Even those
much higher than the stream. The water did not just run off during a
rain like the rest of the forest, but had been retained and had to soak in.
Every thing around was dried up.
But these groves still had moist
soil and even mud puddles. As
you can see, even green leaves
and flowers - during a time of
Life tends to be like the time of drought. It tries to dry us up and blow us
away. But if we will spend time in the Word of God. Soak it up. Let it
saturate us. Then we can be like these groves, green while every thing
around us is drying up.
"Happy are those
who reject the advice of evil people,
who do not follow
the example of sinners
or join those who have no use for God.
Instead, they find joy
in obeying the Law of the Lord,
and thy study it day and night.
They are like trees
that grow beside a stream,
that bear fruit at the right time,
and whose leaves do not dry up.
They succeed in everything they do."
-Psalms 1:1-3 TEV