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 go right on producing delicious fruit.
I have lived for 66 years. Life has change so much since 1950.
Significant change came much more slowly back then.
Then the 1960's came along & massive change occurred.
Somewhere along the line, maybe in the 1990's, life started picking up the pace in significant changes.
Now our culture & world has crucial shifts every 2 to 3 years.
I thought the chaos of the '60's was pretty radical – that is, until 9.11.2001.
Our world & our culture has plummeted into unbelievable disarray.
And the last 2 years have moved things from chaotic & disarrayed to very, VERY scary.
I do not know what the future holds.
In the days ahead, perhaps it would behoove us to remember these 2 verses from Jeremiah.
Not that we will be spared the drought, but that in some shape or fashion, in some level of existence, we will survive it.