The intersection of the divine and the mundane...Pastor Onken's blog of news, notes, and notions for the people of Messiah Lutheran Church in Marysville, Washington...and anyone else who happens to drive by.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
On living in deserts and valleys
"The Scriptures say that the righteous shall flourish like the palm tree - but we need to remember that palm trees don't grow in beautiful forests, but in the desert. We are called to bear fruit - but we must recognize that the fruit tree grows in valleys, not on mountaintops." -- Tim Hansel, You Gotta Keep Dancin'.