Goodness my heart is after these barren trees.
See this Friday, two thousand+ years ago looked bleak. The world didn’t believe He was who He was. They mocked Him to come down. To take His power and save himself. Which He could have at any moment.
They didn’t know the whole story. The story bursting of Love.
Even the disciples, were grieving and didn’t understand. Yet all along. He knew the bigger story. The story bursting of Love.
It didn’t mean that He didn’t bear the weight, pain or real death. He did. For us. He endured it all. But He knew the bigger story. The complete story bursting of Love.
If you were to look at these trees. They might look dead, useless, done. Yet in the coming weeks they will be a testament that THERE IS LIFE even when everything looks bare. Do you feel a piece of your life in these trees? Where are you barren?
There is a bigger story, plan outcome and we may never know or understand this side of heaven.
So let’s praise the one who paid our debt. To give us a sweet reminder of trees in their seasons.
To remind us to believe. Even when we do not see.
32 As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross. 33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), 34 they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. 35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots. 36 Then they sat down and kept watch over him there. 37 And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.” 38 Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left. 39 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads 40 and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” 41 So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, 42 “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way. -Matthew 27: 32-44