… that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.

Isaiah 61:3 (ESV)

What a lovely title, oaks of righteousness. It paints a picture of strength, endurance and indestructibility. When the Mary Rose, one of the warships of UK’s King Henry VIII, that sunk in 1545, was raised from the seabed 40 years ago, her remarkable state of preservation was largely attributed to her construction of English oak.

We are also called the planting of the Lord, indicating careful selection by the Master Gardener, who then planted and nurtured us so we could ultimately be used by him, strong and enduring in service, to his glory!

Daily Reading: Psalm 23

Bible in One Year: Galatians 4 21-31; Lamentations 3-4; Psalm 146