Years ago, we had a severe wind storm that demolished a sweet plum tree in our backyard. But from the roots came a shoot, and this shoot has grown into a new, full tree.
This backyard story of hope through new growth reminds of me what I read this morning in The NKJV Daily Bible:
“In those days and at that time I will cause to grow up to David a Branch of righteousness; He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell safely. And this is the name by which she will be called:
‘THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.’ – Jeremiah 33:15-16