Thoughts on Fallen Trees (Riveting, I Know)

Fallen Tree

Fallen Tree (with camera distortion)

First thought: God is kind.  That tree did not hit the window, the roof, or even the little center piece tree in our garden.  Only the Lord could providentially thread such a small space with such a huge object in a seemingly chaotic storm.

Second thought:  But why did the tree fall at all? Couldn’t the same amazing providence have kept the tree upright, fallen the other way, made a dead tree grow new roots?

Third thought:   The tree fell for the same reason that God led the Israelites’ to the edge of the Red Sea and hardened Pharaoh’s heart to pursue them.  He orchestrated the trouble and brought the deliverance that displayed His glory, power, and care for his people.

Last thought: God is kind. And it is  rich, deep, weighty kindness.

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