one to help him up!”- Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV).
Some of the most fascinating trees I have ever seen are the magnificent redwoods. They reach their leafy arms heavenward, commonly growing 200 to 275 feet tall. These trees stand like sentinels of time and have done so for hundreds of years. Some were living at the time Christ walked on earth.
They’ve been through winds, earthquakes, fires and storms–still they stand. Nothing seems to deter them. What is so amazing is that these trees, among the tallest in the world, have a comparably shallow root system and yet they rarely ever fall. How do they keep standing even in the wildest of storms? It’s because the redwood’s root systems reach out for great distances and are intertwined with one another. They literally hold each up other up.
If you and I are going to reach our full potential, we too need the support of each other, not to be over-dependent but inter-dependent.
Together, we can fight this corona virus disease. By helping the less privileged during this lock down, not hiking prices of essential items and staying home to reduce the spread of the virus. None of us can stand alone. “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
PRAYER: “Dear God, please help me to be like a mighty redwood tree giving and receiving support to and from my fellow Christian friends so that I, too, can reach the heights of my God-given potential. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus’s name. Amen.”
REMINDER: Let’s be reminded we are still in the Lenten period and we should continue to fast, pray and read our Bible.
SOURCE: TODAY’S DAILY ENCOUNTER