WHEN THINGS SEEM HOPELESS ... PERHAPS NOT
“For the past eight years I have been a full-time chaplain on Mercer Island, near Seattle.
A couple years ago a 110-year-old willow tree COLLAPSED in the middle of the night. Arborists arrived and removed everything but an eight-foot stump.
We felt a deep SENSE of LOSS ... even held a memorial service in honor of our fallen friend. Yet, Imagine our SURPRISE when, within a few months, green shoots began to emanate from the stump. What we had grieved as gone was RETURNING to LIFE!
Within a year, the tree returned to its previous glory.
I took a photo of the tree to document what I viewed as a “Godwink.” The reborn tree was God’s way of reminding me that it is always TOO SOON TO GIVE UP."
We must always hold tightly to our FAITH… looking for CONFIRMATION that God is in charge, even when it seems hopeless.
Wishes for Winks
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