the forester said, walking through the Sierra Nevada during winter; snow laced over the branches, a foot deep on the ground.
At first glance, it looks dead, but all the snow & ice melt in spring to water the trees and plants, and bring life.
A friend told me this analogy that while the tree looks dormant in winter, God is preparing and growing it as He does with us. Hallelujah, Lord, thank You, Lord Father for all Your ways are truth and life. Thank You for teaching us to know and trust You throughout varying circumstances, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.