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How Much Water Do You Drink?

I grew up around lush green foliage indicative of a humid Louisiana climate. The average annual rainfall in my hometown is about 63 inches. Now my wife, being from eastern New Mexico is familiar with a hot arid climate. The average annual rainfall in her hometown is only 17 inches. I remember my first visit to New Mexico. I was shocked by the dryness of the air and the constant wind.

I was also surprised to see tumbleweeds blowing through the streets.  The only tumbleweeds I had ever seen were in old TV westerns. I did read a comic strip once named Tumbleweeds but I didn’t know tumbleweeds actually existed.

Weeping Willow (Courtesy of Photobucket)

A weeping willow tree stands out in my memory in direct contrast to this picture of tumbleweeds. A weeping willow is always found near a water source: either ponds (we called them bayous in Louisiana), streams, or lakes. The roots of a weeping willow tree reach 2 to 4 times wider than the tree’s height. A 20-foot tall tree could have roots with an 80-foot diameter. And, a weeping willow tree can “drink” 50 gallons of water per day. That’s why it grows near a water source!

Psalm 1:1-3 tells us that the person who delights in God’s Word and meditates on it day and night is like a tree planted by a good water source, just as a weeping willow.

There are three natural results of this meditation:

  1. Producing fruit at the right time
  2. Maintaining green leaves
  3. Prospering in whatever we do.

God’s message in these verses illustrates the importance of living near the water source of His Word and drinking a maximum amount of word-water. The benefits are incalculable.

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