Several years ago, I took this photo when we went hiking through Waterworks Estate to Molyneaux in Montserrat, dubbed the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean.

That’s my foot in the photograph. As I looked down, I marveled at how this tree had utilised the available means to sustain not just its survival, but its flourishing. The roots tapped directly in to the flowing stream which constantly conveyed nutrients downstream. This tree, a part of God’s created order, had positioned itself for flourishing. We get a life lesson here.

In the first psalm in the biblical psalter (Psalm 1) the psalmist compares those who choses the right way to such trees. “They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.”

Let us too, be wise and use the available means for our flourishing. Connecting with out Maker and accepting the Manufacturer’s Guidelines will certainly help.

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