The photos bear out the long process from the 10 year-old azalea on the left to the mature trees below that are 50 years or more.
|Azalea - 10 yrs old Photo: E. Morse|
For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:3-4
|Larch - 50 yrs old Photo: E. Morse|
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2
|Japanese Yew - 100 yrs old Photo: E. Morse|
But the godly will flourish like palm trees
and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon
For they are transplanted to the LORD’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit;
they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The LORD is just! He is my rock!
There is no evil in him!” Psalm 92:12-15
|Cherry Photo: E. Morse|
May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God. Philippians 1:11