Note: Pollarded trees are ones where the branches have been cut off, and just the stumps and trunks have been left. To me they look hideous.

In John 8:12 (ESV) Jesus said:

 “I am The Light of the world, whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have The Light of life.”

Sky blue shines through

As dark clouds gather

Bare trees pollarded

Stretch out with anguished fists

Raised high against their ravaged frame

The wind roared

Cold against my skin

And the rain poured in

Crying nature’s tears

Whipping at blushed cheeks

A Light shimmers 

Spreading across the ground

Stirring life beneath the barren land

Waves of brightness everywhere

Bleach the blackness paler still

Then lighter the blazing patches grew

Where tired nature’s heart was broken through

Swallowing the darkness with it’s brilliant hue

Sparkling breezes move across Earth’s face

Clinging firm and holding edges clear 

Sharp like crystal

The breath of life this Silver Light

Sweeping over and between the land

As God’s Consuming Fire of Love  stands

Healing and renewing

Springing up and burgeoning through

While worn Earth a new Heaven grew

See Exodus 3:2 NKJV. (This is where Moses saw a burning bush).

“And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.” 

The Church as God’s dwelling place is also a burning thornbush, the Triune God burning within and upon a redeemed humanity (Luke 12:49: Acts 2:3-4). Through the burning of the Holy Divine Fire, the once cursed and redeemed thornbush is transformed to be God’s dwelling place. (Reference: Holy Bible Recovery Version: Exodus chapter 3: Notes and Cross References section).

Jennie: March 4, 2021