Last Friday I had the chance for a quick escape. I am always amazed at how quickly my mood can be uplifted, just by sitting for a few moments in nature.
Anyway, the sky was heavy and the ground soaked from an afternoon passing storm. Sitting in the car, searching the landscape for something to sketch, this group of trees caught my eye. As I gazed upon this clan, it reminded me of people huddled together. That’s called anthropomorphism, putting human characteristics to an object. Scientists hate it, but I can’t help seeing human attributes everywhere in nature, all the time.
So I say to the trees and to myself…I hope your roots are strong enough to withstand the storm, because that’s where your strength comes from.
Paul’s prayer to the Ephesians:
“Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is.”
Eph 3:17-18 (NLT)
Wow! I want that.