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Strong tree
Pastor Daron Lindemann
by Pastor Daron Lindemann
May 16, 2023

Ancient shipbuilders would prepare the masts for their ships long before installing them.

They would go to the forest and find an appropriate tree. Then they would clear out all the surrounding trees and leave that one standing, exposed to the wind and storms and total sunlight. 

As the tree continued to mature, it would gain strength, the kind of strength it would need to be able to stand up in the storms at sea while holding a large sail. 

Peter says that the Bible is “completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19). 

The light of God that he shined on the Bible writers, unique in all of history, makes the Bible stand alone as special. It is a supernatural and miraculous work of God. 

The Bible stands alone and stands strong like a tall, strong mast of a ship. Because the Bible stands alone, you never will. You’ll never stand alone. You’ll never be helpless or lost. 

Forged through storm and by the light of God shining on the writers, the Bible stands taller and stronger than any other media or information you could ever consume. 

It will take you through storms and through darkness, and the clouds will break and the light of God will shine in your heart.