“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:3
This verse refers to the man who chooses to find his delight in the Word of God and to meditate on it day and night. Today, I’ve been pondering the word “planted.”
I found it fascinating that the Greek word used there actually means “transplanted.” It’s the idea of no longer being in the place we once were but, instead, being planted in a new place – a fruitful place.
Maybe today found you in a place of worry, anxiety, or fear. Perhaps you have been stuck in a place of anger, grief, or bitterness. It is a barren and dry place to be for sure.
But, when we choose to meditate on Scripture and find our delight in the Lord, something amazing happens. We are uprooted – removed from the parched, lifeless soil – and transplanted into a fertile and fruitful place.
Sometimes, we feel like things are being taken – cut away – removed from our lives. Our surroundings suddenly seem unfamiliar. What if we aren’t being cut down or thrown away, but simply transplanted?