Good morning, Dear Sharon: Since the Other Angie posted here, I will follow suit. Your article seemed directed specifically at me this morning. I can tell you that it went straight to the heart of several issues that I am grappling with presently. What is faith but belief in things unseen? God in His infinite mercy has seen fit to bless us according to our needs and His wisdom is absolute.
Like Angie, my hope and faith is founded in God's love for us. Your trees were spared because you saw in their twisted, seemingly wrecked branches some hope for redemption and future glory, just as God must see in our own mangled lives.
WEOs, yes, that's what we are! Looking around outside makes me pause in awe, especially this week, of all the beauty in the new life that is springing forth. This is my first spring on DG and I am even more optimistic in the things that will grow in my garden. All in part to the great info from all the wonderful people here.