I know it is spring...but I was thinking about winter trees the other day. They are still alive yet bare of all fruit or leaves. They look dead. They have life in them, but they are waiting for the sun to shine so they can burst forth in awesome color and life once again.
Often, people walk around like winter trees. They are alive but just barely. They breathe, go to work, eat and sleep but they don't live. Life is not just about going through the motions and being there. Life is about living. Even if we are in one place all the time we can bloom magnificently.
John 10:10 says....Jesus came to give us life more abundantly...I love this! It doesn't just say "life" it says "more abundantly"....beyond the 'winter tree life'....a life which is in full bloom- even when the worms are burrowing in at the roots. A life full, even when the vultures plunk down on the branches.
Even in my winter season, when it comes, I don't want to be a winter tree- I choose abundant life!