Rooted In Strength And Beauty
"Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don't see what goes on underground - as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don't see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree." ~ Joyce Meyer
Big-tooth Maple tree, along Horton Creek, in Arizona's Tonto National Forest, near Payson, While taking a rest and laying under this strong and beautiful Maple, I appreciated not just what was visible, but also what was hidden beneath the Earth that fortifies the character above -- and secretly hoped the roots of my own character would support me so well through the seasons.