The thing that is so special about Cades Cove is that is has wide open fields surrounded by mountains. It made me think of one of my favorite verses about God's love. Ephesians 3:17-19
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge –that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
As we made our way around the cove we came to "the tree." It is quite a famous tree - you see it in many pictures of the cove. What is so special about it and what drew me to it is that it stands all alone in the field. I had hoped to see it filled with green leaves but they were just coming in so you see all the intricate branches. It stands so strong and true, like God's love. He knows us and loves even the smallest of branches.
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.
It was a truly wonderful day and I so grateful for the time I got to spend in God's world and all the things he taught me and the way he touched my heart.
I will put some of the pictures I took in a slideshow below. I still have a lot of work to do on the images that I took but these are a quick few of my favorites so far.