Saturday, February 11, 2006
One of the first things that grows back after a forest fire is fireweed. On our trip up north we passed through huge areas of past forest fires as well as current forest fires. One our way back down to Fairbanks we drove through areas of fire, flames on both side of the road.
It's awesome to me how the land is restored over years of time, areas with fireweed and green growing back in patches, other areas still charred black, and even other areas still in the midst of burning. Kind of a visual picture of how we as humans are refined through seasons of life. We experience hardship and "burning," but are restored by God's grace into something new and beautiful through it all.