As I looked out my window I see a huge tree uprooted by Hurricane Sandy. I noticed the tree has thick roots that were once embedded deep in the ground even some that flowed below the concrete which is now exposed. The concrete pathway is now in need of much repair. The tree stood there tall and hovering high for decades. It was immovable.
However, what once stood high, strong and healthy now lays bare of its limbs, branches and leaves. It is now slowly dying. It waits to be discarded and disposed. Soon it's grandeur will be forgotten.
How that tree reminds me of what could have been and what will be if I am not rooted deep in my Jesus. No matter how long I stand "firm" if I am not praying and watching I too, can fall.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rains came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house: yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." ~ Matthew 7: 24-25