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Weekly Worship Bulletin Article
December 14, 2014
I Wish I Was as Wise as a Tree
As I look out my front window this morning I can see the warm faint glow of a light from the house on the other side of the woods. My mind wanders back to this summer when you couldn’t even tell there was a house on the other side of the forest. This fall, as the nights cooled, the trees knew it was time to slumber again and slowly stopped sending sap to their leaves. The leaves dried up and changed to brilliant beautiful colors, then dropped off to nourish the forest floor for the next growing season.
Come springtime as the days begin to warm the trees will wake up. This is their signal to start moving around, getting the sap up to the branches and start making the spring blossoms and buds. Soon there will be a forest full of leaves providing shelter and food again.
Our life is much like the trees. We have seasons that come and go, but are we as accepting of our fate as the trees are? If I don’t die to myself then I cannot experience the full brilliant, beautiful, fall colors of life. Likewise, I won’t have the nourishment needed to bloom and be a provider and protector when it’s needed. There are times in our life when God wants us to let go, when He wants us to sleep, when He wants us to grow, and when He wants us to provide. I wish I was as wise as the trees, accepting God’s will instead of fighting the seasons of my life.
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