Until I moved to Israel, the closest I got to farming was knowing where to get good produce at a farmers market. Since living in Israel, I see how the simple act of eating and growing produce is a fulfillment of God’s promise and Ezekiel’s prophecy, which impacts and moves me personally. “I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing. And I will cause the showers to come down in their season. They shall be showers of blessing. The tree of the field shall yield its

fruit, and the ground shall yield its increase, and they shall be safe in their land” (Ezek. 34:26-27). When we bought our house in Israel, it was important to landscape our yard, not just with beautiful trees, but with ones that would demonstrate the blessing of the land. Israel is the only country in which there were more trees at the beginning of the 21st century than at the beginning of the 20th century. We have a cherry, apricot, lemon, lime, apple and plum tree and a grapevine. At this time of year, we see the fulfillment of that promise about which Ezekiel prophesied. READ MORE