Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sapling




Young sapling, we must nourish thee
For someday thou wilt be a tree
And if thou wouldst bear worthy fruits
We must establish wholesome roots

If we provide soft sand for thee
Life’s storms will toss you to the sea
Lord, teach us how to nurture best
This tree, so it may stand life’s test

© Janet Martin

 Psalms 1: 1-3

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,  
 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.

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