It is said by some that the Saguaro cactus, which fill the American southwest, are actually the reincarnated spirits of Native American warriors that have chosen to come back and aid their decedents.
They stand as the guardians. Their spines protect the water that is within them, preserving the life of the desert. Their arms reach heavenward, as if in supplication to the Creator for the light and moisture which they receive from Him.
They are reminders of the past and examples for the future. In our walking through life, they remain steadfast and immoveable. They are a reminder of the influence of our ancestors and that our true strength comes from the Creator.
In our walking, may we look to the Saguaro and remember the steadfastness our ancestors. And may we, like them, reach heavenward for strength from the Creator.