We just discovered Malayan Banyan trees when we found a park in a nearby neighborhood. This tree’s ‘trunks’ stretch up and bend and twist into three different circles high in the air. The trunk and roots are all twisted and very difficult to distinguish from each other. Trunks going up and roots going down twist and hug each other.
This seems like a good picture of what our relationship with God should be. We reach up and gain strength. He reaches down and anchors us in His truth. As we bend and yield, we get stronger and stronger. While other trees may be toppled in a storm, the Banyan tree will stand.