We must support people like them, so that we can take part in what they are doing to spread the truth. 3 JOHN 8, CEV
While working on a film project on the island of Maui in Hawaii, part of our filming required us to hike a trailer that had a variety of fascinating things to see on it. The trailhead started near the southeastern coast of Maui and went up into the mountains, directly into the heart of the island, we started on the trail knowing that the majority of this hike would be uphill. The trail was filled with all kinds of vegetation and animal life making noises in the tropical rain forest. Soon we came to our first natural feature, a huge banyan tree-an amazing tree whose central trunk is made up of dozens of vertical trunks and roots that make up a huge, complex tangle and that work together to support the tree. In certain parts of the tree trunk, you can actually climb between the vertical roots that make a huge trunk.
Equally as fascinating, the branches of this tree extend to create an incredibly wide but low canopy cover. In many cases the branches extend horizontally away from the tree trunk for dozens of feet, sometimes swooping low enough for a person to jump on the branch.
The branches almost seem to defy gravity. The intriguing thing about these branches is that they get a little bit of help from some special additional roots called aerial roots that are far from the trunk. As the branches extended away from the tree, these special roots reach down to the ground and establish additional columns of support of the aerial roots the branches would not be able to extend so far.
There are many people, churches, and ministries dedicated to spreading the truth. We should do our part to help support the work they do. Just as the aerial roots help the banyan tree branches reach farther, when we work together we can reach further and further out to spread the news of Jesus.