The Tree of Life . . . Part 2 ~ and a Few Inspirational Bible Verses

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Photograph:  "HER LOVE" ~ by Julie de Waroquier</span>

 The sadness sorrow pain and strife

you displayed and wore so well

For those who did or could not see

the pain you buried deep within

can now arise with you and shine

to celebrate the newest you inside

To live your life you will find

you’ll cycle round and round

forever left to linger on

to watch, observe, and learn and grow

into whom you’re meant to be

The Lord has brought you forth to shine

to be his salt and light

for you to bring His message forth

to steer and give new life, new birth

to those who are perishing

right before our very eyes, a little at a time

their lives, they slowly spiral down

into a life of slime 

We watch afar standing on the distant shore

As they drown in muck and miry clay

hoping they will take

the ring we throw to save their life

 our hand in theirs to take

to walk ashore with us to grow

for Heaven’s sake

For without our light so bright

they can only grow more dim

So let your leaves fall to the land

 with ever so a gentle breeze, and mellow whim

 Do not judge or ridicule

those whom the Bible refers to as a fool

They are lost and so were we

at a time when we refused to see

our Jesus was always there

longing to gently set us free

Free from our bondage, aches, and pains

that scar us to this very day

 ~~

~God’s Gracie Girl~ ✿

♥ •.¸.•´♥ ¯`♥(❀◠‿◠)♥.¸¸.•´¯`•.♥

Psalm 1 ~ Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly [are] not so: but [are] like the chaff which the wind driveth away.  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Luke 4:18 ~ The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

Jeremiah 17:5-8 ~ Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.  For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, [in] a salt land and not inhabited.  Blessed [is] the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and [that] spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

 

The Tree of Life . . .

Let the leaves of your tree fall

On to the land with ease

It’s with these leaves we’ve built our walls

it’s with these leaves we’ll grow

They’re leaves of sadness, sorrow and grief,

that serve us e’r no more

They’re meant for you to shed, to show

how far you’ve come and need to go

They’re simply for your life to see

reflect where you are meant to be

A place where sun shines all day long

your roots to firmly grow more strong

Your leaves will shed and fall away, blown by the winds of change

to bring you growth in color green

to shine for your new soul

The leaves are meant to blow away

to bring you forth

and leave behind

the life that brought you pain and strife

to no more beg to shine

For your new leaves, are happy leaves

to stay with you anew

in your new life of pleasantries

of which you thought you knew

Let the leaves of your tree fall

and let your love for your life grow

~♥~

~God’s Gracie Girl~ ✿

♥ •.¸.•´♥ ¯`♥(❀◠‿◠)♥.¸¸.•´¯`•.♥

Is It You . . . Under that Tree?

And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? ~ Genesis 16:13

Is it you

under that tree?

Can you not see . . .

It is Me!

El Roi . . .

The God Who Sees . . .

He sees us in our comings and our goings . . .

He stands before us, He guides us ~ if we will, but listen!

A lonely place . . .

to sit alone

under a tree

wondering if you’re loved.

?

R E S T ~ A S S U R E D

Abba Father is there with you

He’s always been there . . .

for you, for me

under that tree!

~God’s Grac(i)e!~

a girl who knows what it’s like to sit underneath a tree!