For me, it all comes back to

trees.

Yep, trees. Yesterday was Thanksgiving and I spent a lot of time this week thinking about the impact trees have on my life. On all our lives.

It all started with a tree. Adam and Eve were permitted to eat from all of the trees in the Garden of Eden, except for one. Long story short, they ate fruit from the forbidden tree and gained knowledge of good and evil. God forgave Adam and Eve, but he didn’t undo their knowledge, which is why we are all broken.

Despite our brokenness, God loves us. He gave His one and only son because He loves man. We nailed him to a tree. Despite this, God loves us.

We each have our own tree. My roots are growing deeper the more I learn, love, and trust Christ. And my branches extend far through my friends and family.

So this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for my tree. I’m thankful that God forgave us when we ate from the forbidden tree. And that God gave us His son, and forgave us when we nailed him to a tree. I’m thankful that God loves me for me, and to thank Him I nourish my roots with reading Scripture, worshiping and praying. I’m also thankful for my friends and family, my branches that protect me, give me shelter and push me to reach farther.

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