Death vs. Life

I’m a sick tree these days…Haven’t been feeling so hot.  Been fighting chronic pain.  Makes me wonder if trees feel pain.  Ok, I’m not some weirdo who believes that random objects have feelings.  But it got me thinkin…

God didn’t give trees the ability to feel.  All they do is focus on complete dependence on God, without any regard to death, but only to life.

I focus on death.

The death of a season–my daughter is moving into high school, my son middle school.

The death of relationships–friendships I once had, but are now gone.

The death of a dream–looking back on things I loved doing, that I no longer do.

The death of myself–not wanting to endure the pain of dying to self, so that I can to live for Christ.

My sickness is not causing me to die prematurely, even though I feel like it sometimes.  But it does give me a chance to think, do I concentrate too much on what was, or what should, coulda, woulda?  Do I hold too tightly to things I should let go of?  Do I focus on the death of things instead of the life that God has waiting for me?

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This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life

 -Deut 30:19-20

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