Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Broken Beauty

 
photo from: Wikipedia Olive Tree


Just thinking about Romans 11:11-24 and the ingrafting of branches.  Gentiles represent the dead, broken sticks, which were grafted into the living olive tree.   We, as believing Gentiles, were ugly, discarded limbs.  Only by grace were we saved.  

By the way, olive trees are beautiful, huh?  All knotty and twisted.


Broken Beauty

Rugged worn
Jagged form
Brittle, alone
Tossed aside

Left out
Weathered
Broken
Shaken

Feeling forgotten
Lost
Shriveled
Numb

Light beckons
Voice calls
Kindness, hope
A Father's hand

Grafting to
Sprouting green
Knobby bark of
Holy tree

Chosen
Cleansed
Beloved daughter
Oh, so dear

Gentle, tender
Strong, unfailing
Ancient root
Sustaining grace

Faith of Patriarchs
Life of Son
One and Only
His perfect love


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