Monday, March 29, 2010

Free Trees Please

I think Dr. Seuss should've written that book.

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Love

Trees.

They are so right on about everything.
  • Branches always lifted high. They give praise to their Maker at all times, no matter their circumstances.
  • They give shade; protection; support; food; paper; warmth. They give up everything for others.
  • They always reach out to their neighbors.
  • So much variety, and they're not at all embarrassed about it.
  • They are tall. Way taller than I am. They just keep up reaching up and up and up.
  • Trees do what they're supposed to ... in season, out of season. 
  • So beautiful. I think the root word of beauty is TREE. (Sorry, I know that's a dumb thing to say. What?! I'm in love, man.)
  • They have roots, and they will sink them as deeply as they're allowed. I wish I could even be comfortable with that.
So I put them all over my walls. 

I plan my vacations around them. When I was littler, I climbed them. And yes, sometimes I hung upside down from them by my skorts.

Hope to be like a tree when I grow up:
Blessed is the man
   who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
   nor sits in the seat of
 scoffers;2but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
   and on his
 law he meditates day and night.
 3He is like a tree
   planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
   and its leaf does not wither.
 In all that he does, he prospers. 

(Psalm 1:1-3, ESV)

1 comment:

M. Mcgough said...

I love this so much! What a wonderful and true post