The Tree and the Reed
As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did
you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind? (Matthew 11:7).
“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of
sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His
law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields
its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither, whatever he does prospers” (Psalm 1:1-