Looking Up

It is 6:30 am; I’m stretched out on a park bench along the Harpeth Greenway listening to a symphony of song birds. I’m looking up at patches of deep blue sky filtering through the towering oaks. Below I can hear the sound of the river. Apparently there is nobody else around. Until this particular moment of solitude, I don’t recall previously thinking about trees as in the context of “trees for trees sake”. But as I look up through the soaring green canopy, in this moment of time, perhaps I’m seeing them for what they really are —- majestic creations of an almighty God – testaments of his power, love and provision for mankind.

Peering upward it just occurred to me that these trees will keep on reaching up to the sun despite the Moore Tornado, the IRS scandal, or what happens to me. Should I die today on the bench or live to be a hundred, those trees will continue to testify of the love of our Creator. That is a humbling thought! I’ve never exactly thought of trees in that context before. For some reason I don’t feel quiet as important as I did driving over here. I do, however, feel a bit closer to God.

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