A special post for Sunday, August 19th - "The Oak Tree"

A special post for Sunday, August 19th - "The Oak Tree"

"The Oak Tree"

A mighty wind blew night and day

It stole the oak tree's leaves away,

then snapped it's boughs

and pulled it's bark

until the oak was tired and stark.

But still the oak tree held it's ground

while other trees fell all around...

The weary wind gave up and spoke,

"How can you still be standing, Oak?"

The oak tree said, "I know that you

can break each branch of mine in two,

carry every leaf away,

shake my limbs, and make me sway.

But I have roots stretched in the earth,

growing stronger since my birth.

You'll never touch them, for you see,

they are the deepest part of me.

Until today, I wasn't sure

of just how much I could endure.

But now I've found, with thanks to you,

I'm stronger than I ever knew."

~ Johnny Ray Ryder, Jr. ~

Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Ephesians 3:17-19

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