Life in a Tree
Trees fascinate me. I think they are most remarkable and they do so much…. (shade, shelter, provide fire for warmth…) But it is in the Seasons when they really shine. I like to think about the tree throughout the year and how it compares to us in our faith.
In the spring the tree comes to life – there are brilliant buds that will blossom in time… they hold the promise of whats to come as the tree slowy but surely fills out its bare limbs with new life.
Then comes summer and the tree now stands magnificantly, full of life, tall and proud and appears unmovable. It is something to see as it stands amother other trees… a brilliant scene of green.
Yet in the fall… is when the tree really shines. One by one they shake off the green and showcase instead brilliant colors. You can see the difference in them. Theres something about trees in the fall… they give you a sense of peace, as your eyes take in the delight of their profile. It is wonderful to see a landscape of trees and one in the middle full of bright oranges and reds while the others are still green. It is though the tree is making a statement, “Look at me – I dare to take the next step!” And soon, the rest follow.
Then as the cold seeps into the air, their final step is taken. They shake off the leaves entirely and face this next season bare and ready… to be born again.