This Thursday’s Child—The Twisted Trunk

I spotted this tree in the city of Holland, during a trip to see the tulips of Festival fame. It has endured much, and reacted in a unique way. I wish I knew who owned the property on which it grows.

I’d like to tell him about the Moulthrop family of woodworking artists in Atlanta, Georgia. They’ve developed ways to make award-winning turned wood art from entire tree trunks.
I have a feeling that the grain of this tree would be amazing.

The tree reminds me of a verse in Ecclesiastes— “Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked?” (Ecclesiastes 7:13)

I have physical evidence of such crookedness in my life, and the goals I set out for seem to have more curves in the route than I’ve planned for, but in his timing, I’ll get where He intends me to be. In the meantime, He’s supplied me with an imagination, and book plots that can use a twist or two, just to make life interesting for the characters.

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