Read Psalm 1: 1-6
Those who do not follow the advice of the
wicked . . . 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.
We recently spent some time living in the mountains of
Boquete, Panama. The climate there is called Eternal Spring
because there are no
distinct seasons. The
virtually the same all year
long. Our seasons are
simply defined as dry or
rainy. Though a few trees
and plants do not survive the dry season in Panama, most
return to their beautiful greens in the rainy season. Others,
having deep roots, never change and give forth blooms of
every color imaginable all year long.
So it is in our spiritual lives. Dry times may come — times
when we do not feel the love and closeness of the Lord. But
our faith is strengthened when we are deeply rooted in
scripture and prayer. We can rest in the hope that the dry
times will be followed soon by seasons of God’s overflowing
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for scripture that reminds us of
your love and deepens our faith in you. Amen.
Susana M. Allen (Jalisco, Mexico)
Prayer Focus: SOMEONE EXPERIENCING A “DRY SEASON”
— Psalm 1: 1, 3 (NRSV)
Thought for the Day
I can deepen the roots of my
faith by reading the Bible.