Chaplain Jimmy Hatter
7 “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
8 They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
with roots that reach deep into the water .
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
and they never stop producing fruit.”
When I was younger I spent some time working in the National Park System; which may be a reason this scripture resonates with me. My “happy place” has always been on a hiking trail alongside a stream in the woods. Jeremiah reminds us that God has blessed us with the capacity to find peace when we are rooted into His life giving waters- transcending our physical location. Furthermore, we may continue to bless others by producing fruit that glorifies God and sustains us with hope and joy.