Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colours. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well – developed, not deficient in any way.James 1 : 2-4
I want to share what I see, that makes me more aware of its size and wonder at its age.
The cedar’s bark is cracked with closely spaced ridges. The blue and green growing on the cold side of its blackish brown trunk and smoother on the sheltered side.
This weathered and time enhanced tree allows me to imagine it’s roots being tested as it regrew a trunk, or two, and supported branches through many storms. I affectionately applaude the unseen roots which have my admiration.
This cedar stands!
A monument of endurance!Sandy
The heart’s affections are divided like the branches of the cedar tree; if the tree loses one strong branch; it will suffer but not die; it will pour all its vitality into the next branches so that it will grow and fill the empty space.Anon