A Tree Planted
It reminds me of that beautiful verse from Psalms:
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1:3
We are so blessed beyond measure to have a God Who loves us enough to prosper us. I'm not just getting by - I'm spilling over with an abundance of blessings! That green tree there in the picture - that's me!
The tree was attacked by a disease and it couldn't fight it. Now it's just dead and decaying, falling apart from the top down. It's sad to see when there are so many green, healthy trees right around it.
That can happen to us, too, if we let it. We can be close enough to the water to reach out and touch it, but we allow the diseases of the world to eat away at us until we can't survive. Then we wither up and die like the tree did.
I don't know about you, but I'd rather be the tree planted by the rivers of water, bringing forth an abundance of fruit and enjoying the prosperity of the Lord. That's the life we were given to rejoice in.