As I left from photographing a sweet family Sunday afternoon this is what I saw. I stopped along this drive and rolled down my window and thought how quiet it was and how alone I felt at that very moment. I couldn’t get to my camera so I reached and grabbed my phone and shot this. In that moment the whisper of the spirit spoke to me. It was as if I heard Him say, “Look at that tree”. It was standing there all alone in that field YET STANDING TALL. It was as if a voice was saying, ” do you know how many storms this tree has weathered to get this big and tall?”… ” Really GOD?”, I whispered back. Been through a bunch of those in my life.
As the days and now months have gone by since Dennis’ death I’ve questioned my existence. What do I do from here, where do I spend my time, how do I walk this out? I’ve asked God more than once “what am I suppose to be doing?” Truth is I”m learning that our lives are NOT in the doing, but in the BEING….
Today as I was reading God’s word I came across one of my favorite verses in Isaiah. It’s a verse that I’ve clung to for years when I was going through the hurt and pain of something. Here it was again and I immediately thought about the picture I snapped on Sunday. I thought about this tree and the whisper. I want to share it with you. It’s Isaiah 61:3 “To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that he may be Glorified. ”
So If your going through some hurt and pain right now I pray that you will find comfort in this verse as well. I pray that you will allow yourself to be ROOTED in Christ, Stand Tall. Weather the Storm….