“Alone amidst a desert in Bahrain, there is a tree that defiantly stands with its roots deep in the sand. It is called the “tree of life.” Its source of water is unknown and none have been able to understand how such a symbol of life can survive in such a desolate area. Its leaves are full of color and it is a remarkable testament to fortitude in the face of adversity.”
Earlier this summer I was scouring the internet for inspiration on how to use up my store of chip beads. I had them in a variety of colors but had no real vision for what they could be. I happened across a design for a “Tree of Life” pendant and immediately had my direction. The image of this tree stubbornly surviving and thriving in the harshest of environments seemed to embody my life. I am this tree. Right now my life is a desert devoid of anything that promotes life. But deep deep in my heart I am tapped into my life source. Jesus will help me not only survive but thrive in this season. There is beauty in the desert I just need to find it.