The thing about trees is: they’re so beautiful, green, SIMPLE.
they don’t walk, talk, complain, cry….
here goes my fav 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.