Blurb 13th March 2016

Year-Quarter Reflection on Fruitfulness

I’ve got a list I’m working at:
the fruit I want to bear.
Achievement schemes;
hopes and ancient dreams.
Plants I’ve faithfully
watered for years.
New soils prepared as I widen the
orchard walls,
New varieties to explore.
There’s always more to do.

I hope the hard work pays off
and the yields are good,
but then I wonder:
is too much fruit a false economy?
What if the hard yakka
year by year
pulls my laden branches down
and the straining weight
bows me to the ground.
Are the trees in my orchard
strong enough?

So I need a reminder:
The Master of Seasons is the giver of Rest.
The land and our hands need Sabbath
to be fully Blessed.
The schemes, the dreams
can for a while go on the shelf,
I’ll bottle up like peaches
the grand plans in syrup
and trusting God,
let the orchard grow –
and trusting God
let my anxious aspirations go.

-Mark Day