Encouragement for today from an Oak Tree!


Today, I was encouraged reading this poem written in a Halmark Card. The card was entitled,” The Oak Tree” a message of encouragement. I hope this poem helps you dig deep in God’s love for you today and reminds you that you are deeply rooted!

A mighty wind blew night and day.

It stole the oak tree’s leaves away,

Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark

Until the oak was tired and stark.

But still the oak tree held it’s ground 

While other trees fell all around.

The weary wind gave up and spoke, 

“How can you still be standing, Oak?” 

The oak tree said, “I know that you 

Can break each branch of mine in two,

Carry every leaf away,

Shake my limbs and make me sway.

But I have roots stretched in the earth,

Growing stronger since my birth.

You’ll never touch them, for you see.

They are the deepest part of me. 

Until today, I wasn’t sure

of just how much I could endure.

but now I’ve found, with thanks to you,

I’m stronger than I ever knew.”

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