Trees are symbolic of God

                                 The tree is strong and growing

                                 Like  his love for us.

                                The leaves are like us

                                Young in the spring

                                Full of growth in the summer

                                 Changing colors in the fall as we change with His loving hands

                                  Dying in the winter

                                  Only to be reborn with his touch in the spring

                                   The tree will always be there waiting for the leaves

                                  The winds of life may toss the leaves about

                                  But if the leaves are firmly rooted to the tree they need not fear the winds

                                  Instead the winds can be a reminder of His love and grace

                                 Because He will hold us tighter to Him

written in1994