The remarkable Redwood tree is not subject to any known plant disease. Insects do not bother it. It can survive being struck by bolts of lightning. If it is cut down the stump produces many sprouts for another tree. If it is blown over it will send up shoots all along its side. By comparison the life of man seems very fragile. It is fragile if you consider only the earthly part of it. Believers understand that life here is only a fragment of the life hereafter.