When I was ten years old, my father and I had a fascinating conversation about God. He talked about how the All Powerful, Ever Loving, Ever Giving God made Man in His image. My young enthusiastic mind, fresh from learning about, what seemed like the magical process of Photosynthesis, carefully pondered on this. Then I turned to my father and said “Dad… if God is Ever Loving, Ever Giving and Omnipresent, and made something in His image, I would think it’ll be trees and not humans.”
He stared at me quietly for a while and asked why I would think that.
I replied that trees are the most unconditionally giving (food, shelter, etc), non violent, selfless presence we have in the world – unlike humans. So surely they best reflect God in his image.
This conversation had been forgotten for a while. However, as of late, the topic has resurrected itself in my mind. It’s just made me appreciate again, the nobility and the majesty of trees, and how there is so much that we can all learn from their wisdom.
‘I AM’ like a tree.