by Paige Olson
I like green. It’s the color of:
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!
Money in the bank!
The clothes we wear on St. Paddy’s Day!
But GREEN means even more…
Everywhere we turn we’re urged to “GO GREEN”!
We do this by remembering the 3Rs:
REDUCE; REUSE; RECYCLE.
All to keep our planet GREEN.
The NY Times Magazine even wrote about having a GREEN MIND!
But, have you ever thought about having a GREEN HEART?
(And I don’t mean being Irish!)
I mean the kind of GREEN the Hebrew Scriptures talk about in Jeremiah 17:7,
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
Whose confidence is in Him.
He will be like a tree planted by the water
That sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when the heat comes; (AKA: GLOBAL WARMING?)
Its leaves are always GREEN.”
It has no worries in a year of drought
And never fails to bear fruit.
But let’s face it, like planet Earth our HEARTS can be choked by pollution, stripped of resources, and dried up.
This devastation comes from looking to our selves, other people or things as our source of life instead of GOD.
“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
Who depends on flesh for his strength
And whose heart turns away from the LORD.
He will be like a bush in the wastelands:
He will not see prosperity when it comes.
He will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
In a salt land where no one lives.”
But GOD has 3Rs of His own to save you from this fate:
RETURN; REDEEM; RENEW!
He sent His Son, Yeshua, who says, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener…Remain in me, and I will remain in you…If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit…” John 15:1, 4a, 5b.
He is the heavenly “alternative” life-source to make you GREEN FOREVER!
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