Monday, August 2, 2010
Which one is the anchor??
It is situated smack in the middle of a stream bed just below the beautiful waterfall you see in the background.
I was looking at it this morning and it occurred to me that it makes a good representation of what a relationship should look like under the care and guidance of God.
When I look at the tree with its roots hugging the rock I wonder; is the rock the anchor for the tree so that the spring waters don't uproot it and take it for a ride downstream, or is the tree holding the rock in such a manner that the swift spring water doesn't roll it downstream?
I see our relationships in like fashion. When one is in despair the other can be the anchorage that supports and sustains that one until the other can regain strength to continue on the journey.
I am fortunate that my God is a patient and benevolent God and has seen fit to grace me with many good friends on my journey. During the troubled times of my life I have been blessed with someone to share the burden that life inevitably brings, and none more present than my life partner Patricia. But equally graced is my history with opportunities to be helpful to others in need of a helping hand for their moments of disparage as life deal with them.
And so the question remains, " Which one is the anchor?"