What is the spiritual meaning of a willow tree?
Green, like the leaves on the branches, symbolizes nature, fertility, and life. It also represents balance, learning, growth and harmony. Our image of the willow tree represents the strength, stability and structure of the trunk, standing firm and withstanding the greatest of challenges.
English Meaning: The name Willow is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Willow is: Slender;graceful. From the willow tree noted for slender graceful branches and leaves.
One of my granddaughters is named Willow. When I asked her what should I write on, she said the Willow Tree. She loves that a tree has her name. It stands out to her and is one of my favorite trees too. Trees are rooted deep within the ground. Many can weather storms and strong winds. They are put to the test of seasons of changing on still stand strong. I would like to compare this tree to our own lives. Being rooted and ground in God so we can stand strong too.
Ephesians 3:17-19 New International Version (NIV)
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
ROOTED and GROUNDED IN LOVE ~
Job 14:7-9 New International Version (NIV)
7 “At least there is hope for a tree:
If it is cut down, it will sprout again,
and its new shoots will not fail.
8 Its roots may grow old in the ground
and its stump die in the soil,
9 yet at the scent of water it will bud
and put forth shoots like a plant.
Roots go deep and God is able to handle this day just fine. I have found myself telling God stuff and it would be great if he does this or that. God does not need my help in directions of things. God only needs me to surrender my life and my words to him. Summits I speak without thinking and you would't think I would rooted in God. My human side can come out and I work so hard at doing the right thing. I work home and surrender, but I am human and I do make wrong decisions. Forgiving myself and others along this road called life.
NOTE TO SELF ~
From the willow tree noted for slender graceful branches and leaves.
BE ROOTED in GOD ~
Romans 8:31-39 New International Version (NIV)
More Than Conquerors
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b]neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
My thoughts and prayers continue for you, your family and friends.