Like the Mighty Trees

Today we had some of the strongest winds I can remember encountering in my lifetime.

I became worried that we might lose some of our trees, so I stepped out into the yard.

As the wind pushed me around, I watched the trees bend and sway, but they did not fall.

I was amazed at their strength.

I realized that the trees were like us.

People fighting for freedom, on the battlefield, in the courtroom, the classroom, the office.

The trees stood against a force so powerful it seemed it would rip them from the ground.

Perhaps someday, history will remember how we stood against powerful forces poised to take freedom away, and we stood.

Like the mighty trees.