This Live Oak and the Winter grass are alive and well, reminding everyone that all is not lost. Even though the fields are yellow stubble and most of the trees stick figures of their summer glory, the Evergreens remind us that all is not as it seems.
In winter, farmers are busy planning their fields. Caring for the seed they will plant.
As mortal humans, we are reminded that this life is but an introduction to eternal life. As this one fades, we are swallowed up by Eternal Life in Christ.
Fear not the gray cold days of winter or mortal death, they are but a season we will go through to reach new life.
As Jesus said:
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Rejoice - for those who are in Christ, life is forever.