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The Wind in the Trees

Life. This journey. Like a tree.

Roots run deep, hold fast in hurricane winds. 

Only broken when dead, diseased, struck by lightning.

Or tremendous winds pull out shallow roots.

Or by man’s hand.

Currents of air cause leaves to fall in autumn;

Or pollen to spread, propagating new trees in spring.

Tumultuous airwaves tickle boughs and leaves.

Mesmerizing those watching nature’s dance.

Branches swaying, bending, even twisting at the whim of the wind. 

The sun glistens on the leaves as they wave “hello” to any who stops long enough to take in the beauty.

Is this how life is for us? When we are grounded by deep roots into God and His Word, the world’s turmoil won’t uproot us. We can bend, even creaking and moaning, but we will withstand life’s storms with the strong foundation found in Him and grow in the dawn of a new day.


Luke 7:46-49 (TPT)“What good does it do for you to say I am your Lord and Master if you don’t put into practice what I teach you? Let me describe the one who truly follows me and does what I say: He is like a man who chooses the right place to build a house and then lays a deep and secure foundation. When the storms and floods rage against that house, it continues to stand strong and unshaken through the tempest, for he built it wisely on the right foundation. But the one who has heard my teaching and does not obey it is like a man who builds a house without laying any foundation at all. When the storms and floods rage against that house, it will immediately collapse and become a total loss. Which of these two builders will you be?