Monday, November 02, 2009

I Am A Tree

If there are new posts from me on your Google Reader (or whatever you use), don't get too excited...I just imported the posts from my old blog.

But while I'm here I'll tell you something I learned the other day.

I've been studying Isaiah again. I love that man.

Anyway he refers to the righteous as "trees of righteousness" so I started thinking about that comparison and here are my scribbles.


Trees have strength. A strong core holds them upright in a gale.
Their roots run deep. They seek living water.

They grow upwards toward heaven, always reaching towards the sky.

They are majestic and hardy.

They suffer through heat and cold.

They are glorious and versatile, showing their beauty through all seasons, from the beautiful green in summer, to the glorious foliage of autumn, to the starkness of winter when they are naked, yet unashamed to the world, to the renewal of spring with the bud and the bloom.

They are fruitful, some bearing sweetness, others of a more savory nature.

No two are the same, even those of the same species have their own unique shape.

I wish to be called a "tree of righteousness...a branch of the Lord...beautiful and glorious."*

*2 Nephi 14:2, Isaiah 61:3

7 comments:

Yvonne said...

Oh, mindy, I love to read your thoughts. Thank you for this. (I look forward to the day I really love Isaiah ; )

PJ said...

Beautiful as you are.

Suzanne said...

Mindylu, sorry it's taken me so long to get here. I've been away from Blogging for far too long.

I loved this post! You have great insights. And you are super brave to delve into Isaiah! :)

Suzanne said...

Mindylu, sorry it's taken me so long to get here. I've been away from Blogging for far too long.

I loved this post! You have great insights. And you are super brave to delve into Isaiah! :)

Nancy Face said...

It's so difficult for me to understand very much of what Isaiah says!

This was a beautiful comparison! :)

Millie said...

This is awesome. I had a similar "I am a tree" experience a few years ago... HF is good at speaking to us through things that are timeless, like nature.

Rebecca said...

I love your imagery on this. I'll look forward to your Isaiah posts!