February 10, 2015

My Bible reading plan has once again taken me through Romans 11. I am reminded of the glory of the Master and humbled to be a grafted twisted twig.


“…and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree…” Rom. 11:17

The cold winds of the present season are beginning to blow. Leaves have mostly fallen in preparation of enduring the coming winter. Now, I can clearly see the bones of these living canopies that shielded us through the harshness of summer.  I can now be fascinated by the numerous little homes of our feathered friends that were built in secret.

The bones of shade trees show why they are so marvelous; without good bones a tree cannot become magnificent.  The branches of a tree provide the necessary structure that forms a trees shape and allows the architecture of a glorious tree to be revealed.CLF - Olmstead Parks

Christians are part of a glorious olive tree (Hos. 14:6) but not naturally. This tree was not our own.  For…

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