Planted in the house of the Lord,
They will flourish in the courts of our God.
Weather in Scotland in the last few days has been warm and drier than previous weeks; it has been fine for pottering around the garden. I have been taking cuttings of Pieris and Rhodendron in the hope of growing new shurbs for the future. I have also been moving potted plants around for them to get the best amount of sun and for our enjoyment. Some of our shrubs will be needing new accommodation next season as they grow bigger (flourish), thus I make notes for next season’s planting and new pots. In A Righteous Man on Monday we read the previous verse to todays verse, in which God likens the righteous to a tree, but amazing trees at that – the stately Palms and grand Cedars.
In our verse today we meet our Gardener, Almighty God the best Plantsman of all. He plans His garden in advance, choosing His plants with care based on the fruit they will produce for Him. His chosen home for us is His House; His church. Like any good gardener He plants in such a way that His children will complement one another; a Heavenly Herbacious border planted in distinct order to flourish and glorify Him.
Dear reader, are you planted in His House – be it a large or small church ? Almighty God the Gardener doesn’t plant roses in isolation, but in an orderly flower bed where each plant compliments the others. It is in unity that we flourish in our corner of His garden to serve and glorify Him each day.