Life is Like a Tree in FOUR SEASONS

Our life is like the tree. We have a lifespan and we are made to withstand the seasons of life. That We will have winter time where everything seems cold and Gray but it does not mean were dead. We are living, it’s just a moment of reflection where we need to withstand the cold and stand still in the storm. Where we need to turn the snow into water and wait for the morning until the sun will show.
For winter itself is not as dark as we imagined, it also gives light and waters the sleeping grass of the ground.

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Photo: overviewing the Chico River, Cagayan Valley Philippines 2017

We will have Spring where the times starts to turn from rainstorms or winter times. Where the cold is still there and the gray turns slowly into a light blue sky in the mornings. And all the snow starts to melt revealing the life of the ground and the small plants rose up. The sun rises a little bit more and welcomes us to brighter day. And so it is in our springtimes. Sometimes we think that nothing happens because we dont see it. We only see the brighter days and not the life that blooms and transforms from the ground for often, we ignore the litle things in life that God blesses us with. Still we hope that Summer is the best and everything will be alright. Yet not so..

we will have summer times where everything blooms and the leaves are as rich as a banquet feast. The Sun will rise and the breeze will shower its rainfall that waters the ground. And so it is in our lives. There are moments where everything seems to be so good and all is well, and ah… we lay down on our beds like the green grass of the fields and confident of the moments promises. ANd in those hours of summer times, we don’t expect any harm to befall because the sky is blue and the surrounding seems too pleasant to welcome a rainy day. Fot the summer times are its peak of all the living things. a high season of the warm days yet can be also tempting for a dry season to come. And so in our lives that as we experience overflow, we tend to forget that we also can overuse the blessings without sharing or prioritising our basic needs.

After all the overflowing blessings, We will have the Fall or Autumn times. Where the ground starts to turn the warnings by the colors of the tree leaves. The autumn leaves, and all the flowers had passed its beauty and the petals starts to fall to the ground. The breeze is no longer there and the wind starts to show some harshness. The sky shows a bit of small drops of rain and mostly it makes us complain, why this things happen to us? Why it happens to me? and suddenly in the midst of fall, a heavy rain comes and we tend to expect that the rain is horrible already.ย  For by the time the rain falls, it waters the ground once more to make it ready for the harsh winter to come. To preserve the life under the earth. And so it is in our lives the we have to learn to live fully and trust the will of God and appreciate the blessings and oppurtunities that had been given and bestowed to us. We shall give thanks in all seasons of our lives.

We will have rainstorms or winter times where our posessions are at stake. We may think that posessions in life are the material things we behold. Yet the posessions I speak about is our career, our house, relationships, mind, and the parts of ourselves we dearly behold.. STRENGTH and LIFE. In these moments, all are gray and seemed to be dying. In some parts of the globe, for example in Sweden. Winter seems to be the saddest times in the beginning, the sky is gray and the trees are lonely and the ground are stiff and hard. The wind is cold and I cannot withstand it yet I can survive it. In some countries there are storms, where all the trees can be taken down by strong winds and the farms and material possesions can be destroyed leaving nothing for its owner. In storms that passes by, we are indeed tested because we will only see the tragedies infront of our eyes. And the moment will be cruel to us, it wont listen to our pleads and begging of safety. Indeed it will test our abilities in character to where we stand in the eyes of God. Whereby we have to act on our Faith and put down ourselves and trust and Hope God would send us help and never let us die in tragedy. There might be different tragedies that comes in our path, and in every section and areas of this recquires strength and ability to look at the postive side of living and the highest hope for God.

And so it is to live like a tree. We stand in the presence of all the eyes. We might be humans and cannot be put down physically like a tree. Yet I tell you, we can also be beaten down in our inside if we dont look above the sky and if we dont have God in our heart where we can put our TRUST and HOPE upon. Where we know that His LOVE is greater in all things that we achieve, for it is the power that can lift up a soul to survive the seasons of life. To make us a fruitful tree rather that a sad and withering tree that seems to be big yet empty from the inside.

Proverbs 3:13-18
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding. For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold. She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her.
Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

 

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