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As I walked through the park this glorious Spring morning, a wooden structure in the middle of the grass caught my attention. Upon closer investigation, I noticed it was covering a fragile little sprout. Someone had obviously placed this make-shift fortress here to guard and protect the fledgling tree from harm, giving it a chance to establish roots and reach maturity. I immediately saw a parallel between the tree, and God and me. As God’s children, we are all covered with His love and surrounded by His protection. Under His attentive care we can sink our roots deep into The Savior, and gain nourishment from the countless promises revealed in His Word. Covered in God’s love we’re able to grow and mature and flourish into all that He has planned. We’re covered from our first moment of belief, until Jesus returns or calls us home. And on that day, seeing Him face-to-face we’ll finally reach our full maturity and stand before Him in perfect completion.

Covered, under the care of God’s watchful eye is where our growth occurs. It’s where we not only survive, but where we fully and abundantly thrive.

Psalm 52:8, “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.”


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