Friday, May 9, 2008
I've been thinking... Trees
Have you ever been to the forest? I don't meem the pine bark beetle infested forests of Southern California in the San Gabiel Mountains. I mean the Largest living thing on earth trees up in northern california, in Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks. The Red woods up north, past Sacramento are nice too, but nothing beats the good ol' Sequoia. I mean, just look at this picture. It's huge. Their root systems support their huge volumes, even though they go only a few feet into the earth. The largest of them, the General Sherman Tree, has a volume of 52.500 cubic feet. That's a pretty big tree. But with their large volumes and shallow root systems, you'd think these babies would be topplin' over left and right. But they're not. You see, God designed them so that they grow in groves. You say, how could that make a difference? Well, the groves cut down wind resistance, making them less likely to fall over. And remember thoes root systems mentions earlier? Well, the roots intertwine with each other, so it's never one tree fighting, it's the entire grove resisting.
Just like Christians. We're never alone. The christian church is one body, designed to work together, to hold each other up, so we have a shoulder to lean on during the pot-hold road of our walk with God, who loves us enough to give us... each other.
I've been thinking, and now it's your turn. Think about it.