“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will take a branch from the top of a tall cedar, and I will plant it on the top of Israel’s highest mountain. It will become a majestic cedar, sending forth its branches and producing seed. Birds of every sort will nest in it, finding shelter in the shade of its branches. And all the trees will know that it is I, the Lord, who cuts the tall tree down and makes the short tree grow tall. It is I who makes the green tree wither and gives the dead tree new life. I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do what I said!” 17:22-24
God has room for all of us. Birds of every sort.
This is one of my favorite ways the Old Testament alludes to the coming of Jesus. A tree that provides shade and shelter to birds of every sort. It won’t just be for Israel anymore, everyone will be able to build a nest and be safe within this tree. Maybe it’s because I’m a northwest girl, but I love the idea of a cedar tree being an analogy for the Lord!
It is I who makes the green tree wither and gives the dead tree new life.
How is God illustrating his sovereignty to you this week?
How are you responding to it?