Psalm 1 Redux

Stream at Stanton House, Oxfordshire

Stream at Stanton House, Oxfordshire

1 Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither –
    whatever they do prospers.

4 Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

(NIV)

Grafter’s Wound

The axe strikes again.
Branches writhe in agony
Set against the Grafter’s blow.

Time passes.

As the Healer works,
New, strong branches grow and sway,                                                                                    dancing  with delight.

The brook lightly skips
over my roots. My leaves blossom,
The wound, a shadow.

Thanks be to You,
For making me a blessing,
For Your work in me.

Branches gifting fruit,
Rooted in Living Water,
My reflection sings:

Sings of undying love
for You.

10th January, 2014
Stanton House, Oxfordshire

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