From Georgia, with love…

Exploring and discovering the beauty of the Creator.

Thinking about trees. March 3, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — georgiachronicles @ 9:53 pm

The thing about trees is: they’re so beautiful, green, SIMPLE.

yeah. simple.
they don’t walk, talk, complain, cry….
here goes my fav tree:

The Oak Tree

The Oak Tree

As you can see, it’s an oak tree. and it’s beautiful.

sometimes i try to imagine that this huge tree came from a tiny little seed. probably carried and ditched by a bird.
no one planted it. no one took care of it. it just grew. even if it snowed when it was just a baby tree, she stayed there. stuck to the ground. it never shakes. it never moves. it’s there for generations. but it came from a little seed.
Jesus once compared faith to a little seed.
And, OMG!, i want to grow into a big tree. A strong tree that does what it was meant to do, what God created it to do: give shelter, purify the air, some of them to give fruits, to be home for the birdies… home for the great-great-great-great-great grandson of the very bird who ditched the seed in the ground.

I’m sure that my purpose’s in God’s hands. I’m sure that he’ll never leave me. but i’m also sure that storms will come. they have, for the last 5 years. i’m sure that snow will cover my little leaves and cause me great pain and cold. it’ll be hard to breath. but i’ll resist. i’ll survive, ’cause he planted me himself… and what he begins, he’s faithful to finish.

That’s faith. That’s the seed. That’s the attitude. That’s the tree. That’s the victory.

and i’ll never fear.

these past 5 years were a mix of victories and defeats. a terrible roller-coaster that took me to courage and fear; happiness and sadness.
i had the feeeling that i’d never get out of it. but, i decided to just let Jesus plant the seed. and in this period I already wished for the seed instantly become a HUGE TREE. ahahahaha… but these things take time.
Now, i’m stronger. Connected to the Vine. The Vine is Christ. And my mind’s made up: I’m not leaving the Vine. ’cause i’ve already tried that and it sucks!
Don’t leave the Vine…
As I once heard: Are you in the Vine? So feel the strength of the Vine’s roots coming to you. Feel the sap running through your veins. Feel’s Good! Yeah…. Feel’s GOD!

Don’t worry, God planted you… just let yourself grow… and Read your Bible… it’s all in there.
G.

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9 Responses to “Thinking about trees.”

  1. bonnie Says:

    great photo. your comments just lifted my spirit. it reminds me that God is always with me no matter what is going on in my life. May God richly bless your life & soul.

  2. Love the tree. Would like to include it in a book. How do I contact photographer for permission?

    • georgiachronicles Says:

      Hello!

      I found this pic on Google Images… hehe

      sorry i couldn’t be of much help.

      Georgia

  3. Amit Bhatia Says:

    Great picture and nice supporting thoughts. Immediately you have described so many complexities of life in one go. Amazing! Keep up your faith and good work. Post more pictures of Oak tree. They are inspiring. 🙂

  4. nash>john Says:

    hai,…was checkin pix for oak trees,..and happend to read d stry..

    great stry,,….helps a lot…

  5. Avishai Says:

    I was listening to relaxing music, surfing around the web for peaceful backgrounds and came upon your blog. I read you thoughts and they made me emotional. Thank you for sharing, I needed to read that. I feel much better and stronger now. God bless you.

  6. sandra m Says:

    What a beautiful post. I googled “oak trees” just now, because it had suddenly hit me that I did not know what an oak tree looked like. I mean I know oak – but as wood, not as a tree, I realized… strange huh? Something that never occured to me before, so I came across this beautiful oak tree picture along with your beautiful text. Unbelievably beautiful text.
    Thank you.. you just made me see things differently. wow… that’s awesome. Your words made such an impact. How wonderful is that!

  7. Tamara Says:

    its funny how i stumble apon your blog when i need the encouragement excuse the bad spelling, I love how you said it was a baby seed that was dropped by a bird and it turns into a big beautiful tree. Great metophore thanks so much for the encouragement, God is really using you.
    May God Bless you, and continue to grow you for his plan.
    Tamara

  8. R Says:

    My neighbors just cut down a beautiful tree like the one in the picture. As soon as my car turned down my street I knew something was wrong. I saw the emptiness it left. I use to watch that tree through the seasons. It was a thing of great beauty and now it’s a stump on the lawn. I use to sit on my front porch and stare at that tree especially at this time of year. The way the sun shone through it and mad the leaves look yellow/ orange. The way the wind would move through the branches. The way it looked bare in the winter and then renew itself in the spring and now it is gone. It really hurts.


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