Saturday, January 14, 2017

Middle- Five Minute Friday

I wasn't sure what to write when I first read the prompt for this week, but as I sat down to write tonight I remembered driving by a scene much like this one. It brought me comfort to imagine resting and collecting my thoughts under the shadow of such a mighty and solid life force as this. What a wondrous gift the seed and tree are from Him!

In the middle of a wide open field stood a great old, oak

Its branches spread high and wide

The leaves were oh so green

Birds rest on its branches and build a nest or two

Roots go down deep, to and fro

I can rest under that tree in the middle of the field

In the middle of a hot, hot day

I could relax under its shade, sipping cool water

While hearing the wind rustle its leaves

In the middle of nothing, can be something

There I can rest, there I can breathe

There I can contemplate


Psalm 91:1 "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." (NIV)

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  1. I love the image you have created image of protection, rest, and safety. Definitely connected to what Christ is for us. Thanks for the beautiful image. :)

  2. What a beautiful image. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

    (visiting from FMF)

  3. Leigh, you made me long to take a breather under that tree! beautifully evocative writing, and a wonderful heart.

  4. Your words took me on a brief mind picnic. Love them. Love the tree pic too. Ahhh I miss the times of whiling away the hours in peace on top of a blanket of grass that rests under a full branched tree. :)

    Visiting from FMF.

  5. Beautiful message Leigh! I am a big fan of oak trees and the majestic beauty and strength of them. Ahh I could relax under that one and be so content like I am with God's great comfort. Your neighbor at #fmf party, post 94.