Monday, June 28, 2010

Faith as Strong as a Tree



 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his     fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1:4    "Praise the Lord!!"


I liken people to trees.
If our roots of faith run deep we will remain strong through all adversity.
As a child I learnt to sing the song.
"Just like a tree planted by the water side, I shall not be moved."
That illustration is a good one.
Especially for those of us who do live near the water.
In case you don't, I am sharing the Pandanus Tree.




Note the roots of this Pandanus Tree. There are many!! and they dig down deep into the soil to hang on tightly. When the ocean roars and the strong cyclonic winds rip away the sands of the coast, that tree is secure. Nothing pulls it up or throws it away.
                                   

  

                          This one defies nature to try and uproot it.
                             It stands confident balanced and strong.





Maybe the reason we have so many of these trees along the Queensland coastline is because they refuse to be moved.

How about you and I? Can we also stand firm and strong through the winds and adversities of life? Or do we bend and sway? To be truthful I have had my times of  finding it difficult to hang tight. Yet with a God who loves me, and in whom I can find shelter, there is a refuge from the storms....

"On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand."

No other faith gives a certainty on Eternal Life.
No other than Jesus, died for us.........
  
                                                          

                                                  

9 comments:

  1. Dear Crystal Mary,
    Thank you for reading my most recent blog post and leaving behind an honest comment.

    The pictures of the Pandan tree (we call that tree a Pandan tree here, and a leaf of it is used to give a delicious flavor to rice and certain native desserts) that you posted are beautiful illustrations of what it means to be rooted in Christ.

    Thank you for encouraging your readers by what you shared today.

    I also think that you may be on your way to being famous when your book comes out. May God then help you how to handle it, to help you remain humble and servant like in the midst of it.

    It maybe a new season in your life, and I know that God is preparing you for it.

    Blessings.
    Lidj

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  2. Great post and lovely photos. Thank you Crystal Mary.

    God bless.

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  3. Thank you both my sister and brother in Christ.
    May God Bless you always.

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  4. Hi Crystal Mary,
    Wow, your comment left me with a wonderful start to my day. Thank you.
    This verse is the theme of my life this year--a tree planted in His Word--thank you for sharing this--blessings..
    Sita

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  5. Hi Crystal Mary,
    That is one of my favourite verses of scripture! We can learn a lot from a tree. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. Hi Crystal mary,
    If you look at my last post you can see links to the Cambodian ministry that wonderfully tells of God's redemption story...no life so messed up that God cannot redeem..

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  7. solid and beautiful post...
    Happy Tuesday!

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  8. All other ground is sinking sand. I really love the roots in mulitple. They refuse ever to be budged. Great reminder to us all.

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  9. DEAREST...
    SITA,
    SANDI,
    JINGLE
    LARRY,
    I enjoy reading the comments and they have added flavour to what I have written.
    God bless you all.

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