Towering Faith

Tiny saplings reaching up

Toward sky so blue above

Young faith taking root

With new found faith in God

Growing up in shadows

Of God’s faithful high above

Towering trees rising up

Above tiny saplings below

Deep roots holding strong

Against many storms of life

Canopy of green leaves

Glowing in light above

Branches skim the heavens

Leaves quiver in the breeze

The Spirit of God is evident

To faithful saplings below

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. – Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)

© 2019 CGThelen

9 thoughts on “Towering Faith

  1. AMEN! Big begets small. These verses from the book of Hebrews came to mind as I thought about your post:

    “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the out come of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. “Hebrews 13:7-8

  2. I absolutely love this!! “young faith taking root” The Lord led me here through this powerful message..

    Oh that we’d be making spiritual deposits into the lives and hearts of our children, so that their faith in the Lord would grow!

    “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates…Deuteronomy 6:6-9

    1. That is a great companion verse for this poem. Thanks for sharing. An additional thought I could not quite get to work in the poem is the dead trees I saw in the woods on my walk giving nutrients to the young saplings. Thanks for your comment. Blessings!

      1. So many blessings and nuggets all around us! Thanking God for eyes to see, ears to hear, minds to understand, and hearts to receive all that He so graciously gives and teaches us!!

  3. Wonderful. A great comparison and you can see trees that get twisted as they grow showing how we slip away but only to return.

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