Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tenacious Oak

My much neglected morning devotional opens with this verse:

By faith we understand that the
universe was ordered by the word of
God, so that what is visible came into
being through the invisible.
Hebrews 11:3 more

The question that follows is:
"What in God's creation feeds my spiritual life the most?"

the seasonal cycles of deciduous trees
the coming back to life after winter
the seed helicopters on the maples
the tenacity of oak leaves over winter
the sounds of birds
the scrambles of squirrels
the branches catching the movement of the wind
the shade on a warm summer day

Reading my 'chapter a day' I find myself nodding in recognition at Paul's words:

The desire to break camp here and be with Christ is powerful.
Philippians 1:22-26 MSG excerpt

I am like a tenacious oak leaf hanging on through the winter, assured in the arrival of spring.


Photo by Vasyl Nesterov more

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