It's finally Saturday! Woot! ;-) I am sure almost everyone loves it when Friday night comes around and Saturday you get to sleep in. Unfortunately for me I didn't sleep in. I had too much to get done because I was finishing up a house sitting job and needed to be out of the house this morning.
I have been contemplating this verse that I posted in my last post titled "Image".
Psalms 52:8 But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.
A commentary quote from biblecommenter.com said:
But I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God - I shall be in the house of God, full of spiritual vigor, bringing forth evergreen leaves and annual fruit, as the olive does when planted in a proper soil and good situation. It does not mean that there were olive-trees planted in God's house; but he was in God's house, as the olive was in its proper place and soil.
I trust in the mercy of God - The wicked man trusts in his riches: I trust in my God. He, like a bad tree, bringing forth poisonous fruit, shall be cursed, and pulled up from the roots; I, like a healthy olive in a good soil, shall, under the influence of God's mercy, bring forth fruit to his glory. As the olive is ever green, so shall I flourish in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
I like this very much because as long as I am under God's umbrella, I am safe and secure. It doesn't mean that hard times or sadness won't come upon me--no, it means that He will rescue me and comfort me, that when I fall I won't crumble. It means I have safety in him like no other. I draw strength in his love.
A couple of day's ago-while I was house sitting in Monument(forest area), we had a great wind storm over most of Colorado. Some places got up to 70 to 80 mile winds and it was crazy. I personally thought that the house was going to blow apart it was so strong. This reminded me of a healthy tree, one where the roots run deep and wide with a trunk as thick as 4 big trees put together. THAT tree would not break in the wind. Oh, some branches might break or crack and leaves would certainly be blown away, but it would still be standing.
That's how I see us who are thriving in Christ. We hold strong thru Him; because of Him. He is our nourisher and provider. When we allow Him to, he gives us good soil and fresh rain so that we can grow stronger and stronger--reaching out our branches to draw closer to Him.