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The Aspen Trees

Have you ever seen an aspen tree out in nature?

Have you ever seen one by itself?

Don’t spend too much time thinking if you have or haven’t 😉 The answer is no.

Aspen trees grow in clusters. They are a community grown as one single, living organism.

Aspen tree colonies stem from the same root system. This root system provides life for the trees, including nutrients, the DNA building blocks to grow more trees, and a strength to survive the elements, including changes to the colony’s surroundings.

Aspens are many trees stemming from one root; one lifeline. They thrive because they remain in community with one another.

I can’t help but learn these fascinating facts about aspens and see it as a tangible lesson God gives us about our own lives. He tends to do that, you know.

Stopping to take a moment to observe nature and learn how all life is inter-functional creates some clarity on what God is trying to tell us.

The phenomenon of the aspen trees demonstrates to us as humans that, though we are many and separate, we all stem from and get life from the same Source.

Jesus is our root system, we are the trees.

Likewise, the trees show us how we are created to be in community with one another, and how a common goal or common mission can make us unshakeable, even in the harshest of times.

When we, as the children of God, come together as one under His name, we can do mighty things with Jesus as our lifeline.

Too often in the Church body, we want to divide into different groups, and believe our group and our way of doing things is the proper and best way. While it is true there are some non-negotiables to our faith, much of what we divide over is of no consequence to our salvation; it’s simply a preference in worship styles.

Sweet friends, you and I may have different tastes in music, we may attend churches that carry out Sunday services in a different manner, we may have different views on the best way to educate our children, and we may read different translations of the same Bible. That does not take away our one common, most important commonality… our Jesus!

Let’s come together in community and be the support system to each other, remaining attached to the vine, as we share with this hurting world the hope, love, and salvation of Jesus!

We are His Church. Though many, we are from one root system. His Kingdom will reign!

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: if either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.  But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12


Pam Spinker

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