tree

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.

Smiting nothing.

Enduring everything.

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,

Giving life.

 

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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.

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Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 260 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. She has two more books, "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help" and "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" in addition to "Sweet Grace" and "Sweet Freedom Study Guides". Her fourth book "Sweet Hunger: Developing An Appetite for God" will be available in summer 2017. All books are on Amazon. Her Coaching Programs can be found under the Weight Loss or writing tabs at TeresaShieldsParker.com. To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking Tab.

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