Baobab Trees

by Talasi

Wow… I’ve never seen anything like this. I’m at a loss for words as I stand here and gaze at these magnificent giants. I feel so small; so overwhelmed; so enchanted.

These are called Baobab Trees. We saw them for the first time as we travelled through the bush on our way to Kathyaka. We’re told that they have been around for centuries. I can’t even imagine how many hundreds of years it would take for a tree to grow to be this size.

I wonder what they would say if they could speak… what ancient stories they would tell us of generations past. Perhaps an account of this place and its people; of the droughts survived and the hardships endured. I’m quickly reminded that time does not revolve around me or the world I know. There is a deep history here, and I imagine that these giant trees could tell it all.

I must be seeing a glimpse of the Cedars of Lebanon I’ve read about in the Bible. I’m utterly awestruck at the magnificent power and creativity of God. That He simply spoke and created all this!

God, your works are so wonderful–too wonderful for me to comprehend.