This is one of my favorite places at Carter Caves State Park. I took the kids here the other day!
My friend and I looked and looked at this amazing feat of nature and decided that just like this tree, Christians are called to grow even in the rocky times. In these times of difficult growth, we are often required to show much more of ourselves than we’d really like to and in our transparency we become extremely vulnerable to our surroundings. I have felt like these trees so many times over the past few years. No part of my pain has been hidden and it has been so obvious to the world that I am hanging on for dear life to whatever foundation I can find beneath me.
(I just love this little tree above trying to follow in the “root”steps of the big tree next to it!)
I had the boys climb to the top of the rocks and try out a little posing!
They decided to go with the “CD Cover” look!
Lord, help me remember that even though the soil beneath me often seems rocky and painful, You are still there providing the light and water that I need to grow.
Thank you for using nature to encourage me! Thankful that You are the Rock upon which I can expose my roots and upon which I can find my stability.