Lent Day 8

The Fig Tree by Noel Davis
We live our lives
like potted fig trees
until we are shaken, wakened
and answer the cry to be set free.
 
It’s the cry for a Fuller Life
the Life Love desires for each of us.
 
What then holds us back
from committing ourselves to being set free
to being planted out with love
nurtured in love
to grow tall, strong, wide and deep
in loving ourselves and loving each other
growing into the fullness of the Grand Fig Tree
restless to break out of you and me?
 
It is heart that persists with us
and urges us to pray––
 
I am a potted fig tree
in Your Hands.
Shake me
Release me
Loosen me up
 
Plant me out with love.
Pray a blessing over me.

In Peace,

Christine

Rev. Christine Gilbert
Minister of the Word
St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church

92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045
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