No computer for five days – a bit disconnected – socially – but we are never disconnected spiritually.
A tree is a beautiful image of growth and Life. If I think for a moment of my life as if it were a tree, these are my reflections.
My growth and focus is ever UPWARD. My branches and all that my branches have grown or been nurtured to produce is OUTWARDS. To others.
The world is constantly able to ‘batter’ my branches. They can be shaken by storms and tempests and ravaged by disease and even cut off…..BUT…………
The roots of the tree are anchored deep in God. Fertilised by the Saviour’s Blood. (at the Cross of Calvary). The water of God the Holy Spirit constantly bubbles and flows.
This is the Abundant Life Christ died to bring us ALL.
May we all REJOICE in what we have and LIVE like the trunk of a tree which can be shaken but whose roots will not be moved.
You are dearly Loved. REJOICE this day.!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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AMEN!!! To be deeply rooted in our Lord and His WORD!!!
How true, the world can constantly batter our branches but roots, are firmly embedded, in the ground. The deeper our roots go down into Christ the better our resilience to the trials of life.
I am always mesmerized by the trees during a storm. The wind can be howling, thrashing their limbs to & fro and yet the tree remains firmly planted – steadfast in the ground by the strength of its roots. So too our faith! We may be cast about in the storms of our lives, yet in Him, we remain firmly planted -steadfast in the grounding of His Word by the strength of His love for us. Thank you for this beautiful reflection, Faye!