The tree stands tall, dignified, constant, impervious to all of the madness that consumes our world.
The tree – such strength; such permanence. It was there before I was born; it will still be there after I move on…
Help us, O Holy One, in this week of all weeks, to remember we are just passing through; to follow the example of the tree; all the trees, to be dignified; constant, impervious to all of the nonsense…
Because this week, this week, this week, we really need to be reminded.
Holy One, in my corner of the world we watch as our neighbours, across the pond, vote, make decisions, seek peaceful answers, seek justice, seek resolution, seek to know that each voice is heard, each heart is valued, each person, each and every one, is valued, loved, known by You.
Holy One, the tree – such strength, such constancy, such a reminder that all is in your hands.
Be with us this week we pray.
Be with us, this week, we pray.
Be with us.
We pray, Amen
Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister, serving a rural community in the village of Earlston in the Scottish Borders. She blogs at A Country Girl, writes for Spill the Beans and contributed to the RevGals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit
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