Walking up to those trees, too big to get my arms around (it would take a couple of friends), just brings out in me the awe and wonder of something strong and mighty. I sit down against a mighty tree in a hallowed out spot between its massive reaching roots. It’s a cozy feeling. It’s a feeling of unmovable lasting strength. Looking up I see those massive outstretched arms providing shelter from the unpredictable world. They are like the mighty arms of God wrapping me up as His child into His everlasting arms offering security and comfort.
In the raging conflicts of this world around us, it’s a wonderful thing to be secured in the mighty arms of the heavenly Father. The really big trees are created by God himself, who allowed a tree to be used to sacrifice His son to save the world from its sin. It is a symbol of the security of a loving almighty God. “Come to me all who are weary and heavily burdened by the troubles of life, I will lift your burden and make it light” So says the Creator of the really big trees.
With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm, His mercy endures forever. Psalm 136:12 (NKJV)