Sunday, June 23, 2013

I Shall Not Be Moved

Big trees and bodies of water are two things you don't expect to find out here in the desert...but they exist.
This is probably the largest cottonwood in the area and it has deep roots nourished by a year round pond.
We sang a hymn today called I Shall Not Be Moved.  "Just like a tree that's planted by the waters - I shall not be moved."
Trust not in man - but in the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. 6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh ; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited . 7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh , but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked : who can know it? 10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

7 comments:

Sue Mackey said...

Thanks for sharing that. I hope you have a great week.

mary lee said...

Beautiful words and beautiful tree

Vince T said...

Interesting you post this - I came across this song recently that shares those lyrics "We shall not be moved"

http://joshgarrels.bandcamp.com/track/the-resistance

Pablo said...

crap Cain preaching, Sht man, have dental work done better (Ojinaga)

John Wells said...

Lord Jesus Christ, Who didst command us to love our enemies, and those who defame and injure us, and to pray for them and forgive them; Who Thyself didst pray for Thine enemies, who crucified thee: grant us, we pray, the spirit of Christian reconciliation and meekness, that we may heartily forgive every injury and be reconciled with our enemies. Grant us to overcome the malevolence and offences of people with Christian meekness and true love of our neighbor. We further beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant to our enemies true peace and forgiveness of sins; and do not allow them to leave this life without true faith and sincere conversion. And help us repay evil with goodness, and to remain safe from the temptations of the devil and from all the perils which threaten us, in the form of visible and invisible enemies. Amen.

Claude Smith said...

There's a cottonwood out by Red Ass Spring in the west part of the park. Misjudged the distance and almost died hiking up to it. Good message John.

David Hooper said...

Thank you John.