Repost – The Strongest Trees

I just got my annual blog report this morning. My post from 2011, “The Strongest Trees”, was the most popular post of 2012. I reread it, and decided that it’s worth a repost.

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 “Repost – The Strongest Trees”

  1. somethingsage says :

    So fitting…

  2. Beth Stembridge says :

    I’m part of your forest. I love you!

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