The Oak Tree

A friend sent me this poem which spoke to my heart.
Thank you Elaine Bloom. Your gift is finding the most healing words that shines brightness to help us find hope.
The Oak Tree
by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.


A mighty wind blew night and day.

It stole the Oak Tree’s leaves away.
Then snapped its boughs
and pulled its bark
until the Oak was tired and stark.
But still the Oak Tree held its ground
while other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke,
“How can you still be standing Oak?”
The Oak Tree said, I know that you
can break each branch of mine in two,
carry every leaf away,
shake my limbs and make me sway.
But I have roots stretched in the earth,
growing stronger since my birth.
You’ll never touch them, for you see
they are the deepest part of me.
Until today, I wasn’t sure
of just how much I could endure.
But now I’ve found with thanks to you,
I’m stronger than I ever knew.


This poem speaks to my heart, as I found healing in Christ. Through him I am healed by his grace and mercy. In John 4:24 and throughout the whole verse the story of Jesus with the Samaritan women speaks of his forgiveness and mercy.

In  Psalm 147:3 and Psalm 30:2, we find healing and the hope of Christ to renew our life amidst our pain. When we walk with him we find strength and healing to lead us out of the darkness.



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