It may appear that I have fallen, but I live on still. Do not be sad in my falling but rejoice in what will come.
Like this fallen tree that provides life and shelter for animals and insects, Jesus provides shelter for us all. Shelter from the storm; providing a safe place to rest.
This tree may look dead, but if you look closer, you will see that it still yet lives. Its’ branches extending and growing, generating new life. Many saw Jesus die on the cross and were lost, but He was not dead; and He rises again from death.
When you see a fallen tree, or lose a loved one, may you remember this. No one truly dies that believes; they will be born to eternal life.
New branches bring new seeds, which scatter and spread new growth. Let this image remind you of new life, lasting life and the growth that can come from falling.
When you see a fallen tree, may you hear the gentle whisper carried on the wind that declares ‘I live still’.