Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8 (ESV)
Our daughter, who walks with the LORD, has claimed this verse to guide her in the up-coming years. Within a period of two years, one of her children developed juvenile diabetes, another rheumatoid arthritis, and her husband lymphoma.
The preciousness of God’s Word will hold her as she ministers to her family. A relationship with God has to come first, just as the tree in scripture was planted by the waters. She will fall on difficult times, but will be sustained.
As parents we are told in God’s Word to teach our children about God. When God draws them to Himself, they will understand. The LORD our God is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 (ESV).
God has an awesome plan for us to know Him through families. By following the scripture, we help plant our children by water. It is one of the best legacies we can give them.
Thank you LORD for making Yourself known to us through Your Word.
© 2014 Mary Burkey