The Strongest Trees

The weakest trees grow by themselves. The strongest trees grow in the forest. The weakest trees will bow and break when strong winds blow. The strongest trees, because they are surrounded by other trees, will be able to stand strong winds.

Today my boss, Fedi Davidovics, talked to me a little bit about my life as a Christian. He stated that we have two enemies – the physical, and the spiritual. If I, as a Christian, try to fight the spiritual battle alone, when the worst assaults come I won’t be able to stand as strong as if I have surrounded myself with a host of other Christians.

The weakest Christians stand by themselves. The strongest Christians stand with other Christians. The weakest Christians will bow and break when strong winds blow. The strongest Christians, because they are surrounded by other Christians, will be able to stand strong winds.

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About tylerstembridge

I reside with my wife in midstate Illinois, just up the road from downtown Peoria. I spend most of my time working for the Hungarian Handyman, but I also love studying history (predominately American history from 1770-1870), cycling, and drinking good coffee.

2 responses to “The Strongest Trees”

  1. emieviolincello says :

    Thanks for posting this!!!

  2. Dad says :

    Analogies do tend to break down at some point, but I would add that in a forest or in a cornfield, the outside row of plants are generally the strongest. They have the benefit of being in proximity to other plants, but also take the brunt of the storm, causing them to develop deep and strong roots. I’ve seen numerous cornfields with flattened areas from high winds, with the outer row still standing strong.

    If you’re never experiencing the storm, you’ll never grow to be as strong as you could be. But you also need the help of others to encourage and exhort you in those times of storm…

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