Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Mighty Oak

A mighty wind blew night and day
It stole the oak tree's leaves away
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
Until the oak was tired and stark

But still the oak tree stood its ground
While other trees fell all around
The weary wind gave up and spoke.
Why are you still standing Oak?

The oak tree said, I know that you
Can break every branch of mine in two
Carry every leaf away
Shake my limbs, and make me sway

But I have roots stretched in the earth
Growing stronger since my birth
You'll never touch them, for you see
They are the deepest part of me

Until today, I was unsure
Of just how much I could endure
But now I've found, with thanks to you
I'm stronger than I ever knew

I love this poem because of the picture it paints in my head, and because of the applications it has for our lives. We are all like this mighty oak who is tested and tried and goes through difficult times, but with our roots in the Savior Jesus Christ, we can stand strong. We can grow stronger and find peace and happiness. I hope you enjoy this as well, and may it give you strength through your trials.