The large palm tree’s fronds rustle as the tree sways in the gentle breeze. It curtsies as the wind blows near the coast.
Have you ever wondered why palm trees bend toward the water? Apparently it is for several reasons. One is “phototropism.” The trees reach for as much light as possible. Water reflects the light, so the trees reach for as much light as they can get!. Also leaning towards the water aids in reproduction because the current can carry the seeds away for dispersal.
Do we lean toward the light? Do we want as much light as possible? Or do we turn away from the light because it might expose the darkness we find ourselves in? Continue reading ~The Ocean Series~ The Leaning Palm Tree
As many people witnessed the “Great American Solar Eclipse” yesterday, so many things went through my mind. We were fortunate enough to be in the path of totality. It was like nothing I expected. No one can prepare you for that phenomenon. The glory of God revealed. Perspective in who we are and who HE IS!
Day became night. Stars appeared, crickets chirped, and cheers went up from all those around to witness this incredible event .
And there was a time of about 2 minutes that everyone was pretty well focused on the heavens. No one was really protesting, no one was angry. For a few minutes we came together and forgot about ourselves. It may sound trite to some….but only God could do that for a nation. And it is something we would do good to remember.
Oh Heavenly Father…may we fix our eyes on You.
And even the evening sky suggested the trend should continue…..
~Be Encouraged Today~