Week of February 10-14, 2003
the Test of Time
drove home from work late one wintry afternoon,
chilled from the freezing temperatures, I noticed
the beautiful trees aligned on both sides of the
road. Amongst the evergreens and the pine trees,
one tree in particular caught my attention as it
majestically stood, with its strong branches
extending outward. This tree, bare from the many
leaves that had once hung from its branches,
daringly saluted the sky.
about how this deeply rooted tree stood year
after year, withstanding the test of time through
the altering seasons. I thought about how this
tree stood -- regardless of the many changes
brought about by the sultry summers and the
chilling winters. Through all of the changes,
through the bend of the limbs and the fallen
leaves, there it stood -- through the test of
this majestic tree, it is imperative that we are
deeply rooted in our beliefs, in God, and in
ourselves, so that when life-altering events come
to weaken us, or to make us bend, we will
daringly withstand the test of time.
will no longer bend to the life-altering events
that continuously come my way. I will stand
strong, realizing that through my deeply rooted
positive beliefs, inner strength, and hope in
God, I will be like the majestic tree that
withstood the test of time.
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Think About It!!
Psalm 1: 1-3 -- Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or
stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of
mockers. But his delight is in the law of the
LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf
does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
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