My dear wife is fond of green things.
Some of these green things are alive and growing, but others are not. There is a rather interesting looking tree in a corner of our apartment that looks like it’s alive, but it’s not.
I realize why she bought it and why she keeps it, especially here in the cold north where snow is on the ground four-to-six months of the year. It reminds us both of spring. It reminds me that, Lord willing, the snow will melt and (one day soon) I’ll be back out on the golf course before long.
I don’t want to shake down anyone on my family tree, because I’m afraid to know what kind of person I might find. 🙂
I leave all of that in the Lord’s very capable hands.
What lost its original purpose? Immediately, I thought of the tree of life, which man was barred from in Genesis 1:22-24 because of sin, but will be restored to those in the body of Christ who are “overcomers” [faithful], even when facing certain death (Revelation 2:7,10; Revelation 22:1-2).
I like the hot weather because I can always get under a shade tree to cool off, but in the winter months, I can never get warm. Have to wear two pair of socks every day in the winter.
One drawback of the summer months – the heat tends to slow me down – not much energy to get things done. The heat really takes your breath and energy away.
The view from my window is one large tree in the back yard that protects our house from the sun’s heat. It’s grown so large, that I’m going to have to trim the limbs on it, or it’s coming into our house next year. 🙂
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