Genesis 1-2, Psalms 1, Matthew 1:1-17, Acts 1:1-11
Today’s momentous chapters speak of beginnings, the beginning of the world, of the events that led to Jesus coming to earth, and of the Church. Nestled in the first Psalm is a picture of the person who delights in the law of the LORD.
“He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.”
I never noticed the part about the leaf before, although I’ve always loved the shape, texture, and color of leaves. My family could tell you they often find leaves I’ve stuck between the pages of the encyclopedias.
The leaf that does not wither points to the promise of vitality and usefulness for those who delight in the LORD. Herein lies our hope.