Thursday, May 8, 2008

Run To The Oak

On a friends blog, Too Much Sugar For A Dime, she had pictures of a walk-about she did of her property showing the different trees and blueberries and such with comments about how the land was healing after Ivan blew through a few years back. One picture was of a tree and she labeled it "Survivor Oak", it's shape was almost identical shape of the OKC Survivor Tree which I believe is an oak also.
This tree stood through the darkest period of Oklahoma history and in the aftermath stood as a symbol of healing and hope for a community that was rocked to the foundations. It still stands today, and when you visit the Memorial you see people around that tree still pulling hope and healing from it.
One day each one of us will go through a period when we will be rocked to our foundations. What is your oak tree? What will be left standing in the aftermath? My oak tree is two rough cut, blood stained planks that form a cross, a cross that changed history for all mankind. It is a cross where the Creator of the cross was put to death so I wouldn't have to be. When my time comes I will run to the foot of the cross and lay it at His feet and receive His comfort, His healing and His hope. There is nothing else to run to that will give you that. Not an oak tree, not a priest, not a king, only the King of Kings can relieve you and refresh you.


Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the verse God gave me at just such a time in my life... when my first husband died. Isaiah 61:3... the part that says, "that they might called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified."

Walk said...

Whoa, that verse gives me chill bumps, thanks for sharing.