A tree is never barren
Although it may shed its leaves,
Because the season that it enters
Is preparation for all to see.
As the leaves tumble to the ground
They’re still beautiful to behold,
With majestic colours that they contain
Namely, Sienna, Brown and Gold.
Although the twigs and branches
Are exposed for all to see,
They create a beautiful landscape
Since unique is every tree.
A tree is known by its fruit
And the succulence of same,
As it produces the quality from within
When in good soil it remains.
Our lives may appear barren
And our leaves are no longer there,
But it’s an open canvas for new beginnings
In God’s tender love and care.
The tree in the midst of Winter
Stands solid, tall and strong;
It waves its branches as it sways
With roots so deep and long.
But it begins to really flourish
When the season turns to Spring,
Along with every pure and tender bud
And hope that it does bring.
In the midst of Summer
It provides comfort and shade,
With a refreshing and delightful peace
When its cover does remain.
The winds of life may shake us
But when the roots are very deep,
No storm, or hail or hurricane
Our downfall it will seek.
But when the tree is bad
And its period of grace has expired,
It is cursed and good for nothing
And no longer to be admired.
But the tree that’s planted by the water
And is nourished and prolific too,
Will continue to produce good fruit
That is genuine and true.
(C) P.B. 2021
“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.” Psalm 1:3
“You will know them by their fruits…Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.” Matthew 7:16-17
“And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response Jesus said to it, ‘Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.’” Mark 11:13-14
“Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.” Luke 21:29-31