What a glorious sight! There was something about this tree that made me sense that there was the potential for a blog post.
The word ‘promise’ nudged it’s way into my consciousness as I looked at the photograph, which I took a couple of days ago. We are about the enter another ‘lock down’ and we all have much to face; here are some words from the prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament.. ‘But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.‘ As far as I am aware, trees don’t soar, nor do we (!) but the words of Isaiah are powerful in their expression.
The promise of God and these words of Isaiah, expressed to the most difficult of times, are here for us, in these days. The soaring is inward in Isaiah’s vision. The lifting of our spirit in these uncertain times. Let these words of Isaiah inhabit your days in the weeks ahead. The tree might look quite forlorn, but life pulses within it. The promise of spring days and warmth. The potential lies waiting! Just as we find ourselves in these times.
Please be assured of my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.