A life-giving branch

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                              In those days and at that time          I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David;          and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.                   —Jeremiah 33.15

From your heart's dry clay a green sprig rises,          life-giving, wealthy with buds                   of fruit to come.

Your doubt is too small          to keep the Holy One                   from breaking forth.

A tree whose leaves are for the healing of the nations.          What, that it should grow out from you!                   What, that you did not notice!

Maybe what you know as pain          is the swelling                   of this strange, small, greening branch.

                    Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve

__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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