The above photo of an ornamental pear tree was taken through my car window. Do you see how it looks pixelated? The town I live in planted them all over the place because they grow quicker.

Let me tell you something about them

Ornamental pear trees are a popular choice for landscaping, but they can be dangerous. These trees are known to be unsteady and can easily topple over, especially in windy conditions. In fact, several reports of ornamental pear trees falling on people and causing serious injuries.

One of the main reasons why ornamental pear trees are so unsteady is because they have a weak root system. These trees are grafted onto a different rootstock, which can make them unstable. Additionally, ornamental pear trees are often planted in areas where they are not well-suited, such as in windy or exposed areas.

In addition to being a hazard, ornamental pear trees can be a nuisance. Their flowers can be messy, and their fruit can be a nuisance to clean up. They can also be a breeding ground for pests and diseases.

Okay, Paula, why are you talking about ornamental pear trees? It’s not unusual to hear about them falling over in town sometimes. And it got me thinking that like trees with weakened roots we can blow over when we rely on ourselves instead of God. Or the “ya but, let me help you God”.

Now look at the picture below

This is the same tree but I took it with the window down. It’s clear! When we rely on God, our view becomes clear. We are able to see things from a different perspective and find meaning in even the most difficult situations. By trusting in God’s plan, we can let go of our worries and fears and focus on the present moment. This allows us to live with greater peace and joy, knowing that we are not alone and that everything is under control.


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  1. Excellent lesson from the pear tree! Yes, they can be very pretty, but also a hazard because of those inadequate roots.

  2. I remember when pear trees were popular landscaping trees, Paula, then their instability made them go extinct, and I haven't seen them for sale in years. Great parallel to our lives, as we need to put our roots down deep, so we won't topple over when the trials come our way.

  3. I remember well my first New England hurricane many years ago. A neighbor across form us had a beautiful, huge weeping willow tree. The winds literally pulled that tree out of the ground as the roots ran long and shallow along the dirt in her yard. The noise and damage it made in that uprooting is something I have not ever forgotten. May our roots go deep into the soil of God's Word so that we withstand every storm and trial. Blessed to have read this reminder today!

  4. Thank you Lisa.

  5. Oh wow, I can just imagine. May our roots go deep into the soil of God's Word indeed my friend. Amen.

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