"The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age.
They shall be fresh and flourishing,
to declare that the Lord is upright;
I was sharing with our kids this verse about the righteous flourishing like a palm tree and they were really surprised to find out that our palm used to be this little wispy thing...
Because now, it is this big, huge thing ....
(these are my guys hanging Christmast lights with my hubby last year)
I guess you could say that the house did some 'flourishing' too, because we put on an addition, but that is still the same tree and it is a great word picture for us! : )