When we moved into my father-in-law’s house, we had to remove several trees from around it. It was unsafe to live there because they could come crashing down during a fierce storm or hurricane. Now, as the rains have begun, the stumps have new growth. Those branches coming from the stump are brittle and easily broken off. Throughout the Bible, Jesus is described as a tender branch.
There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. Isaiah 11:1
Though these tender shoots may seem insignificant like Jesus was initially, I’m sure that eventually, if left to grow, one of them could become a mighty oak. Jesus leveled everything, cutting the trees down to the base, giving everyone the opportunity for salvation. Your earthly status doesn’t matter; you can be young like a tender new branch or old like a majestic oak, and he will save you from your sins.