The blessed man is like a tree planted by rivers of water. A godly son is like a plant which grows up to full maturity. Fruitful olive trees around the table is the description of a blessed manâ€™s offspring. In order for plants to grow to maturity and become fruitful, however, they must first be a seed that goes into the ground, dies, and then springs forth into new life.
God the Father planted His Son like a seed. Then, by His power, raised Him again. Christ is the first-fruits of the harvest which God is in the process of bringing in. When we bring our infants to baptism, weâ€™re bringing our sons & daughters like seeds. We give them to God. We bring them to die. We bring them to be buried. We bring them in order that they might be joined with Christ, and therefore be planted in His death. And if this son be planted in Christ, heâ€™s also joined to Christâ€™s everlasting life. So we plant this seed in faith, trusting that he will grow into a mighty oak, abounding by the River of Life.
So welcome covenant children to Jesus Christâ€¦