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Tree Rings

Episode 19

Tree Rings

It’s the challenging times of growth in the leaner months that create a tree’s fingerprint, making it possible to find out the name of a shipwreck, reveal the identity, or uncover the truth of a trees history. 

Tree rings hide amazing stories.

A single ring represents one year of the tree’s life. Each round marks one birthday.

The patterns of these rings reveal the age, origin, species, and condition of the tree.

Trees are always recording history, and how they are growing within it.

Tree rings show us when growing is easy, and when growing is hard; it’s these years of difficult growth that the strongest wood is produced.

If a tree didn’t have times of difficulty, there would be no distinctions in the rings; it’s the days of lean growth that offer definition in the rings of a tree.

Like trees, humans face easy and hard seasons of growth.

Likewise, it’s in those hard seasons that may strengthen us the most

As the apostle Paul writes in the book of Romans:

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us –  (Romans 5: 3-5)

There’s nothing in our lives that God can’t craft into something beautiful, like a tree.

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