Alive: 47 Days of Lent, Day 12

Alive: The silence of the trees

But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you.

Job 12:7-8 NIV

The silence of the trees

There is a grace

that we cannot remember,

a peace that has passed

our understanding.

For who cares to listen

to the silence of the trees?

Who ventures out into the quiet

of their own soul?

Who in this age of deafening hurry

can find that gentle answer

hidden so wisely

in the heart of a spring flower?

Author: Gideon Heugh, Tearfund

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