And I’m an olive tree, growing green in God’s house. Psalm 52:8a (TM)
A big limb from our Oak tree fell on the roof Saturday afternoon. It scared us half-to-death. The limb must have been damaged in our Winter ice storms and the Spring winds finally snapped it off. Our old Oak tree has seen many Winters, but it’s nothing like an Olive tree. Olive trees live for a long time. They live thousands of years, in fact. It’s a bit mind blowing to wander the Garden of Gethsemane and touch trees that Jesus may have touched, as well.
When David sings that he is an olive tree, the message is clear. He’s well established in God’s presence and he’s not going anywhere. People may say what they will. His enemies may conspire against him. He may have plenty of people plotting his destruction – but his trust is in God. David is the "blessed" one in Psalm 1.
Am I an Olive tree established in God’s house, or am I an old Oak cracking and falling apart in a light Spring wind?