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  1. Not the best of pictures, but for me every time I see a dead, fallen tree (or trees) like this I think of the great biblical theme of fruitfulness, and the many warnings (too many to quote here – but see Isaiah, John the Baptist and Jesus for starters) of unfruitful trees being chopped down and thrown into the fire. The passage that was in my mind when I took this picture was Jude v12:

    These men are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead.

  2. Kevin Robertson says:

    I’m always intrigued that we look at the same picture and see such different things revealed. When first looking at this photo I saw the power lines running in the foreground. Here is see the promise of redemption! There is death and destruction in the background, the bareness of the ground, but running in front of these is power. I’m reminded that if we focus on the power of the gospel and its redeeming power and the power of the Spirit, even the dead can rise.

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