The Lord Be With You Today!
They will spring up like grass in a meadow,
(The Lord declares our offspring, our descendents,
will be plentiful and lush.
Even though we may be in a dry desert today,
the Lord has promised He will pour His Holy Spirit
over us and over our descendents.
Whether these are literal children
or a more figurative reference to what we produce in our lives,
what we are planting today is our legacy to this world,
and, because of the Lord’s blessing over our heritage,
our planting will be as lush and plentiful
as grass in a well-watered meadow.
His promised blessing will cause even our desert surroundings
to change into a grassland meadow
where we can flourish and prosper in His Presence.)
like poplar trees by flowing streams.
(He will cause our works, our efforts, our lives, our offspring,
to be as strong and visible as trees growing tall beside rivers of water
and whose roots drink deeply from the available wellsprings of water.
When the planting of our lives is rooted in the Lord and grown in Him,
the nourishment comes from the Spirit of the Lord
rather than from any effort on our part.
No grasses or trees can make themselves grow from their own effort.
They simply drink in the life-giving water provided by the Spirit of Life.
Because of Him, just as grass and poplars provide
a soft resting place and a shade for the weary,
our offspring plantings will be strong and deep-rooted gifts
beside the river of life for those around us.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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