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Trees of righteousness

What is wrong with our ailing society-
We chase after dreams like a proverbial butterfly 
That does not know how to fly straight
Only to be caught in a net as lunch for a spider

Is it only through heartache we become wiser
Or bitter
Surely our left hand should know what our right hand does?

Lessons learned well help us discern responsible action
Like -don’t build on a cliff if it is made of sandstone
Or near where water may rise due to flood
Or don’t live where there is strife unless you feel
You are called and have the ability to turn things around
And don’t do to others that you wouldn’t want done to you

From the year dot when mankind left paradise we have warred
And have killed, raped and destroyed that which is good
Even a flood of enormous proportions didn’t change or cleanse 
or take away our guilt -for the problem stems from within 
of each and everyone -for you see-The problem is- SIN.

Our human tree is the problem we are corrupt as can be
So another tree had to come one that could give life
One that is honest and good to the core 
One that could overcome all that the fruit of Sin could implore
Even death- A tree that can give - a life that is new

He is called the Branch and when we are grafted into this holy tree
His nature, if we stay grafted into Him -will eventually cause us to 
Bear excellent fruit
Yes there will be seasons that come and go like any fruit bearing tree
But as it matures and is regularly pruned it will give of its abundance 
And when the change fully comes, in heaven we’ll be called,
Trees of righteousness - The planting of THE LORD. 

©? Brenda V Northeast         3 Jan. 2012










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  1. Date: 1/2/2012 9:00:00 PM
    Many excellent scriptural references in your poem, Brenda. I think you really know your Bible!

    Northeast Avatar Brenda Victoria Northeast
    Date: 1/3/2012 12:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Andrea : )
  1. Date: 1/2/2012 9:05:00 AM
    Enjoyed your poem, Brenda. Your message is right on. Happy New Year. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 8:19:00 AM
    Lovely poem, Brenda. :) Catie