What caught my eye was the way the trees swayed a lazy waltz to the tune of the morning breeze. The limbs waved in the sign of a V. Budding leaves danced, eager to meet the day. I stared at the slow dancing limbs and thought, V is for victory. The trees cry out, “Victory in Jesus. He crossed the finish line by hanging on one of our ancestors—a tree. And so we forever wave the sign of victory.”
And then I saw something else. Below each branch shaped in a V was another limb attached to the V and together they formed a Y. The Y supports the V. Then, I thought; Y is for Yahweh. Without Y there would be no V. Without God there would be no victory. Victory falls flat if not supported by Yahweh.
After the sun had risen, another cup of coffee and a bagel, I opened my Bible and with no forethought or planning on my part—as if God Himself had planted the thoughts in my head because He already knew what I was about to read. I found myself amazed at the scripture written in red, that just happened to be in my reading for today:
John 15 :5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
Personally I think God still speaks. Yesterday I had read about a time when Jesus had prayed and a voice from heaven spoke to Jesus (John 12:28-30) and when the crowd heard The Voice, some thought it was thunder, while others declared an angel had spoken to him. God spoke—folks didn’t hear. I think maybe their hearts stopped up their ears. God would never speak—especially to me—it had to be thunder, they thought.
Friend, today I challenge you to listen. It might not be thunder.God still speaks. He cares about you and has something to say. One word from Yahweh can have you waltzing victory with the trees each morning, too.
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