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a lone tree
clings to the banks of the raging river
leaves tossed
boughs bent
daily tested by the elements

its roots dig deeper
holding the tree to the shore
security sought in the deep rich soil

how the barren tree during the storm
its leaves blown off

how ugly the tree
its bark patched
its branches twisted

but the clouds disperse
the sun greets the little tree
coaxing it heavenward

by the time the warmth of Spring arrives
the tree is covered in green buds
a promise of many leaves and much fruit

References:
Psalm 1:3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

Job 23:10 But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
Copyright MaryBeth Mullin

 

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I am Yours
I breathe in
your Spirit fills me again
my troubles scatter
waiting for me in the darkness
for opportunity to arise

I am Yours
how could I forget?

I am precious in Your sight
I am the apple of Your eye
I am Yours forever

You have taken me from darkness and judgment
translated me into the kingdom of your incredible light

You are light
You banish the darkness that threatens
threatens to over take me

My enemies gather ‘round
but they are no real threat to me
You are holding me

I am Yours.

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