I love trees, and the life of a tree.They have so many stories to tell. We know the age of a tree by the rings in the trunk. At a park in northern California, a trunk is displayed that has each ring labeled. I could have read for the longest time as the tree was 500 years old. It told of many presidents, inventions, such as electricity, wars and treaty’s, and so much more. A tree in Sequoia National Park called the Grizzly Giant was a sprout in 1500 BC. I believe the oldest known tree is 5000 years old. The tree in the sand todays featured photo is one I am sure I played around as a child at the beach at Lahonton Lake in Nevada. I returned as a grandma and found this twisted and still living tree. It adapted no matter what its situation was. It was far from the water at this time as the lake was nearly dry, but the tree lives on. The other pictured tree is one near Lake Tahoe, erosion has exposed almost all of the roots, and the tree holds on. In life we will go thru many changes. Good years ,and bad. The winds of change might try to blow us over, or wash us away but we have to stay steadfast , always abounding in the work of the Lord. Doing this will keep us standing straight and waiting until that glorias day when we go to meet the Lord.