Devotions based on Mark Buchanan’s book, Spiritual Rhythms
The author compares our .spiritual lives to that of trees that have a cycle of growth and dormancy. Trees grow seasonally, ring by ring, and that line that marks the ring is the boundary of that season’s growth. We too have seasons of growth and flourishing, followed by a season of dormancy. Some springs and summers are going to have the right combination of sun and rain, good soil and good climate. Other springs and summers may be dry and scorching, so growth will be stunted. But unlike trees we can choose where we set our roots. The best choice is near water-as it says in Ps. 1 to delight in the Word of God and meditate on it day and night. We have the choice to draw our nourishment from the wicked or from the Word. If we choose the Word, we will be blessed and continuously nourished. Let us be like “a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever you do prospers”.! Even winter can’t destroy us then.