Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Fruitless Tree

photo courtesy weirdvis, rgbstock.com

A fruitless tree stands all alone
ugly, barren, good for nothing
but a stark reminder of what it should be.

photo courtesy bertlvthul, rgbstock.com

Created to be lush, green, a haven for the birds
bearer of fruit, reproductive, filled with purpose.
A shade for the weary and worn
a respite, a shelter, a refreshing.

Likewise, we are to be fruitful
filled with love, joy, peace, forbearance, 
kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control.

A heart that provides encouragement,
sympathy, comfort and joy.

Fruitful trees multiply.
Be fruitful! 

(Copyright© 2012 Jan Christiansen. All rights reserved.)

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