Monday, August 1, 2011


We've all seen the classic photograph of a tree reaching toward the sky, growing out of a mountainous rock.

When I saw the sight of a tree springing up between two fences without any seeming source of light except from above, I was as amazed as if it had been growing out of a rock. It seemed impossible.

Our lives are like this sometimes, aren't they - filled with rocky, dark places? Yet God brings life against all odds to us. He brings us resurrection life even here on earth.

Listen to what scripture says about us:

Blessed is the man (or woman) who trusts in the Lord…. He (she) is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:8

Heavenly Father, please let this be a picture of my life no matter what my circumstances - that I may continue to bear fruit to your glory…day after day. In Jesus' name. Amen.