How old are these trees? It is amazing to me that they survive standing in water like that. But, the result is a wood that is strong and yes, water resistant....go figure. God reminds me that when I'm knee deep in water, He is there for my protection. The process strengthens and allows me to grow as a Christian. Anxiety tries to creep in and steal my joy. As God has built in a protection for these Cypress trees, can he not even more give me the same protection? Paul tells me to not be anxious, but to present my requests and fears to God..........with thanksgiving because He has already answered them.