At the center of human life, this great baobob tree commands attention, much like the way God gets our attention...by being bigger than life and yet life itself.
Just think--we are made in the image of something so grand and glorious...and do we act that way? Do we realize our own splendor? What if we saw ourselves as commanding and powerful as this tree is to these villagers? Their daily lives seem to revolve around its majesty. What if we discovered the majesty of our Maker in ourselves and expressed it?
To rephrase poet Joyce Kilmer, "I think that I shall never be a thing as mighty as a tree." We do have that power and that presence within us however, and it wants to stand up and shout, "I am mighty!" Let us open our mouths to proclaim the Truth of who and what we are--powerful beings made in the image and likeness of God.
Spirit of all living things, remind us of your legacy in our lives that we may live up to our full potential in this world.