The Maple Tree

For the past few days I have told you about some trees that my family or neighbors had in their yards. I really like trees! Why? Because they are so beautiful and because I can enjoy them.
God made trees for many different reasons. Some trees give us shade from the sun. Other trees give us fruit. Some trees are used to make lumber. Trees also give shelter to birds and animals.
When I was a young girl, we had a maple tree in our yard. This was a wonderful place for a swing. The branch where we hung our swing was very strong. It was my favorite place to be on warm, summer days.
I can remember swinging high in the air. I felt like I was going up into the sky. Sometimes I would swing and sing songs that I learned at Sunday School and church. I felt very close to God.
I am happy that I can sing about God and talk to Him anywhere. I do not need to go to a church building. God is everywhere! I hope that you will spend some time today talking to God and praising Him.