Friday, May 13, 2011

Under the Tree

"Then the LORD appeared to him (Abraham) by the terebinth trees of Mamre . . .

. . . as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day.

So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him . . .

. . . and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the ground . . .

. . . and said, "My LORD, if I have now found favour in Your sight . . .

. . . do not pass on by Your servant . . .

Please let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yoursleves under the tree.  And I will bring a morsel of bread that you may refresh your hearts." Genesis18:1-5

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD and in His law he meditates day and night.  He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither, and whatever he does shall prosper.  Psalm 1:1-3

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.  Psalm 52:8

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.  Those who are planted in the house of the LORD, shall flourish in the courts of our God.  They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing . . .
Psalm 92:12-14

Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it!  Shout, you lower parts of the earth; break forth into singing you mountians, O forest, and every tree in it!  For the LORD has redeemed Jacob, and glorified Himself in Israel.  Isaiah 44:23

Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons.  I sat down in his shade with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.  Song of Solomon 2:3

Fort George Park, Prince George, BC
Surrey Centrel Cemetery, Surrey, BC
Crescent Beach, Surrey, BC
Fleetwood Park, Surrey, BC
Hawthorne Rotary Park, Surrey, BC


  1. refreshing and comforting... it is good to hide his Word in our hearts.... we shall be like a tree planted by the waters!
    all the photos are lovely but I have never seen anything like the palm.

  2. I am like a tree planted by streams of water... I love trees and this is definitely one of my favorite word pictures...

    Blessings, Debbie

  3. Trees - such beauty. A good metaphor for a strong believer. Love the angles you've shot.

  4. Great shots, Andrea. What is the tree in the fifth picture with the layered triangle-looking leaves?
    Inquiring minds in the plant business would like to know. Not that Canadian plants are likely to be found in Florida... :-)