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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Those who do not follow the advice of the wicked . . . are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.
- Psalm 1:1, 3 (NRSV)
We recently spent some time living in the mountains of Boquete, Panama. The climate there is called Eternal Spring because there are no distinct seasons. The temperature remains virtually the same all year long. Our seasons are simply defined as dry or rainy. Though a few trees and plants do not survive the dry season in Panama, most return to their beautiful greens in the rainy season. Others, having deep roots, never change and give forth blooms of every color imaginable all year long.
So it is in our spiritual lives. Dry times may come — times when we do not feel the love and closeness of the Lord. But our faith is strengthened when we are deeply rooted in scripture and prayer. We can rest in the hope that the dry times will be followed soon by seasons of God’s overflowing abundance.
Susana M. Allen (Jalisco, Mexico)
Thought for the Day
I can deepen the roots of my faith by reading the Bible.
Dear God, thank you for scripture that reminds us of your love and deepens our faith in you. Amen.
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