Thus says the Lord GOD: “I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and will set it out. I will break off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain. On the mountain height of Israel will I plant it, that it may bear branches and produce fruit and become a noble cedar. And under it will dwell every kind of bird; in the shade of its branches birds of every sort will nest. And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the LORD; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it.”
by: Katie Brown.
God promised to plant the children of Israel on a high mountain, which would become a strong tree to point toward God and His kingdom. This beautiful and vivid piece of Scripture paints a picture of harmony and justice for God’s people. It is also an image of the strong tree protecting and reaching out to the weak around it. We can rest in God’s promises of justice in our life, but we are also to remember this invitation is for everyone around us as well. God calls us to share His promises with everyone in our paths.