"But those few trees with all their leaves still attached made me think of something. Christians are like those leaves. We are tossed about by the winds and storms of life. All kinds of things blow our way: sickness, death, money problems, family problems, and all kinds of evil. We are tossed about by the winds that bring us so much grief. But, we are different from the world because all that blows our way can't remove us from the tree,The Tree of Life. We hold on to Jesus who is our Branch, our Guide, our Savior. Because of His love and protection, we can still cling to the tree. When others have lost their faith, we can still cling. When things around us are ugly, we can be beautiful. With Jesus, we are like those leaves: We will not be moved."
Those of us around that table were blessed by June's words. Thank you, June, for reminding us that we have a shelter in the time of storm, an anchor to hold us steady in the stormy seas, a branch that keeps us attached to the tree. Thanks, June, for "writing" my column this week. I know you'll inspire me again, for you always do, little lady!
"They are like a tree planted by streams of water whose leaf does not wither" (Psalm 1:3).
Verna Davis, author and speaker, lives in Frankton. She can be reached at Vrdspeaks@yahoo.com.