Psalm 1:3 They 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. 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Life is tough.
There is a patch of grass in front of our house that turned brown this summer. The rest of the lawn did fine. The entire lawn suffered brutal heat and weeks without rain. But the rest of the lawn benefited from a little extra water from the downspouts.
Jesus warned that God “makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” But here the Psalmist reminds us that the faithful can see beyond the drought and through the storms to God’s faithful promise of his Kingdom on Earth as it is in heaven.
And thanks to a few wet days, that patch of grass near street is turning green again.