Reaching to touch God
Being content to touch man.
Filtering sun and rain and rainbows.
Showering leaves like autumn rain.
Creating shelter for people, animals, plants the same.
Enjoying every bird and squirrel and insect that crawls.
Engulfing everything it in its embrace.
Bowing to the wind.
Shivering not in the snow.
Shielding, but not being shielded.
Protecting, but not being protected.
Caring not about its own purpose or design.
Becoming all that the Creator destined for it to be.
Standing as a sentinel.
Beautiful. Purposeful. Strong. Steady.
Bending, but not breaking.
Yet in its death,
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This post was written for Five-Minute Friday, a feature of Lisa Jo Baker’s blog. Each Friday, Lisa gives one word and participants write about the word for five minutes. Today’s word is Tree.