The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:1-6
Notice that he provides green pastures, living pastures, cool pastures, reflection pastures. God provides the best for us.
The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree,
He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Planted in the house of the Lord,
They will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still yield fruit in old age;
They shall be full of sap and very green,
To declare that the Lord is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. Psalm 92:12-15
To be righteous promises life. We must plant ourselves in the Lord.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-- whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:3
We read that we must plant ourselves in the Living Water who yields fruit in our season; we will not wither.
I have green eyes. Only about 2% of the world’s population has green eyes; green eyes are the rarest eye color. Kind of like having red hair is rare. And, I'm the blessed one; I got both!
Remember Kermit the Frog's "green" song?
Having to spend each day
The color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer
Bein' red or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that
It seems you blend in
With so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over
'Cause you're not standing out
Like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky
And green can be cool and friendly like
And green can be big like an ocean
Or important like a mountain or tall like a tree
It could make you wonder why
But, why wonder, why wonder?
I am green, and it'll do fine
It's beautiful, and I think it's what I wanna be