For those of you following me on my social media platforms (@RawderKidulaKedaha) you know that I am currently in the U.S.A for a visit. I have been posting so many leaves and trees on my insta-stories and celebrating the beauty of God’s creation. Every time I walk in the streets of the beautiful towns around me, I get distracted by the Autumn beauty around me.
Yesterday we drove past many leaves gathered on the side of the road. It dawned on me that its almost winter and the leaves are drying up and falling on the fields and roads. I also started thinking of how I have never seen a tree with permanent leaves. All the leaves wither at some point, some may survive harsh seasons, but at the end they fall and new ones appear in due season. So what does it really mean when God says in Psalm 1 that ‘its leaf does not wither’ A miracle! Right?
‘He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.’ (Psalm 1:3) The Bible describes a blessed man in this psalm, one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. This kind of man brings forth leaves that do not wither.
This means that we shall remain refreshed, without growing tired and weary in our faith. Our leaves will portray the beauty of God’s creation, where we are planted. We shall refresh those around us. As we abide in God’s will and stand blessed according to His word, He causes supernatural health to rest upon us, in such a way that when it is normal for other leaves to fall during Autumn, ours shall not wither. It is a miracle in deed, set a part for the blessed.