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“For there is hope for a tree—if it’s cut down, it sprouts again and grows tender, new branches. 8-9 Though its roots have grown old in the earth, and its stump decays, it may sprout and bud again at the touch of water, like a new seedling. Job 14:7-9

Reading in Job today and these verses caught my attention. Life stems from the root system in nature. I believe that ultimately God is the root system of all life. Even Job in his distress acknowledged -the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be His name.

“The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job 1:21.

So, even if the stem of a tree is cut off, the root system is still alive and will naturally send up new shoots! And in life, just because we get a bit older doesn’t mean we grow useless and fruitless. The root stock has been round the block a few times, has weathered the storms of life and has a lot still to offer.

Some of our branches may not be as tender as they used to be! I don’t have the energy or drive of youth, but I have a wealth of experience I can pass on! Mostly developed from stupid mistakes and cockamamie choices. My eyesight is a weakening branch, so too my hearing, yet I am still performing music, composing songs and leading worship regularly. I say let the old out the back door, learn from it and go through the front door of new opportunities. We have a lot to give, much to offer, Haden Hill park we’ve seen a lot, tasted a lot of stuff life has to throw at us, been through the fire and water, had heartache and pain and still have the scars [physical and emotional] to prove it!

Many an old seemingly rotten tree can produce new life, fresh branches! Just check out this photo I took from a walk in Hadden hill park recently. New sprouts growing out of an old tree. FIG 1



So, here’s a final thought for today FIG 2 [though I’ll be looking at this word some more tomorrow!] it may sprout and bud again at the touch of water, like a new seedling.   

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About wonderboy57

Let's make a start. I am a Christian but I guess that's pretty obvious. I am a gardener, builder by trade. I live in the Black country. I love 50s 60s 70s and 80s music. I play guitar and sing. I do open mic nights, I love growing veg and flowers, but I don't eat the flowers. Well I eat cauliflowers but that's not the same. If you need a good Gardener/bricklayer/landscaper and plasterer, not all in one go of course then contact me. My business is Dedicated In Gardens or D.I.G. Do you get it! Or do you dig it? johnkarlw@gmail.com
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