As I prayed with some friends recently I looked out the window (you don’t have to close your eyes to pray you know!) and I noticed the tree in the next door garden.
As the tree has grown, the main trunk has split into two and the two trunks/branches look as though someone has prised them apart.
At the time we were praying about spiritual growth and as I looked at the tree, it occurred to me that growth isn’t always straightforward or even straight.
As I talked with my friend later about why the tree hadn’t grown straight, his theory was that it had grown towards the light.
This seemed like a helpful reminder to us. There is so much uncertainty in the world and at times it is unclear what we should do and how we should respond but if we are growing towards the light then we will be heading in the right direction.
Jesus, light of the world may we be drawn to you and may your light shine on, in and through us. Amen.
And if we are growing in light, we will respond with light to any darkness 🙂
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