When I was just a very young girl I brought home a Redbud Tree from school.
I imagine it was for Arbor Day. An organization for planting trees.
I proudly carried “my” tree home and presented it to my Mother like I had won a great award.
I loved nature. Growing up on eight acres in the county.
We had an abundance of trees, flowers, bushes, woods and a running creek.
My Mother was as happy as me, and knew immediately it’s name.
She immediately picked a spot to plant “my” tree.
On a small hill, overlooking the lower part of our property.
She dug a hole.
Placed the roots in with care.
Pulled the loose dirt back over and watered it.
I believe I looked at my Redbud every day.
The process was slow. But, one day I could tell it had begun to grow.
Tiny buds began to cover the small branches.
And now “Mother Nature” (God in all HIs wonder),
sent rain, warm days of sunshine and with the nutrients in the Earth,
This is how we are when we first feel that Love of God coming into our bodies.
Like a Spring Day.
We feel the warm sunshine spreading to our limbs.
I think of that as God’s LOVE.
We feel our buds sprouting.
Our minds obtaining the words He left for us to guide our lives.
We feel the rain washing us clean.
As our sins are taken on Jesus’ shoulders.
We smile and burst forth with blooms, and people are in awe of our transformation.
As I was,
watching my Redbud Tree establish it’s roots and bloom in all it’s glory on that small hill.
What a beautiful sight!
1 Peter 1:5
2 Peter 1:3-15 (Growth In The Faith)