He said, “As leaves fall from the tree, the dead layers are being removed from you. And just like the leaves, you may only see one piece falling away at a time or you may see many pieces falling away all at once. And when all the leaves are stripped away, and  it looks dead and there’s no life, it’ll be ok. You just can’t see what’s happening on the inside. But just like in the Spring the tree is revived, so the Spring will revive you.”
“But God”, she said “How will I know it’s not really dead? How I know you’ll revive it?”
God replied, “I gave you my promise. I’ll bring forth new life in you.”