Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Not Two Trees, But One
Beautiful words and so true. But the work that it takes to get to that place seems to be too much for many people. In order for roots to grow deep, pruning must take place and we don't like to be pruned. Maybe our spouse has stronger places than we do. Maybe when the droughts come, we don't want to withstand the heat and the dryness. Maybe when it's cold and our branches freeze over with ice, it's too painful.
That kind of relationship is so beautiful and fulfilling. We are ever watchful for those waves that come crashing in, sweeping us away for a moment, refreshing us, catching us up in rapturous moments of passion. And then we are left with our roots so intertwined that we are cannot be separated. Are you willing to go through the hard seasons, depending on prayer, hope and faith, to see you through or is it just easier to give up and look for someone else to sweep you off your feet in the next wave of passion?
From His lap,