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This week’s prompt is Tree
My brain goes to a lot of different places when I hear the word Tree.
I think of the trees filled with gorgeous red, yellow, and orange fall leaves that have now blanketed the ground.
I think of the Christmas tree that we will put up in our home in a few weeks that will fill our living room with the glow of the soft twinkle lights.
I think of the sight of new life as the branches of the trees start to bloom in the early spring.
I find myself wondering just how old that large tree in our backyard is, but would never follow through in my curiosity to chop it down and count the circles in stump.
I think of their strength, their history, their deep roots.
I love how a tree, big and mighty, starts out as a seed, small and meek, that grows and takes deep root through the proper care.
This reminds me our faith too. It starts out as a tiny seed that has been planted in out hearts, possibly through a family member or friend’s fervent prayer or testimony.
Then the seed grows and takes root in out hearts as we learn to pray and meditate on His words, embracing truth and grace.
I am reminded of the parable of the sower in Matthew 13: 1-23, the seed planted among the good soil referring to one who hears the Word and understands it. Let’s the Word take root in their heart, penetrate deeply, touching them, changing them, allowing them to grow like a mighty strong tree.
Every night when I pray aloud with my kids I pray that the seeds that are being planted in their hearts will take root and that they will grow in love and knowledge of the Lord and someday proclaim His name as their Lord and Savior.
I pray that their faith would be like a tree: big and mighty, strong and deep.
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