Daily Bread

Orange Tree.small

I am a tree, roots down below

reach strong and firm as deep they grow

enriched by soil, the anchors spread.

Your Word and grace my Daily Bread.

 

While up above each shoot starts slow

embers of pollen pistils stow

nuggets of tasty fruit ahead.

Your Word and grace my Daily Bread.

 

Each branch attached so long ago

to strength of trunk from which I owe

my life; the love from which I’m fed.

Your Word and grace my Daily Bread.

 

There’s nothing I need do or show;

Abiding in this constant flow

produces fruit for which you bled.

Your Word and grace my Daily Bread.

 

The Spirit in me now does sow

weeds you planted long ago;

to you I am forever wed.

Your Word and grace my Daily Bread.

21 comments

  1. That was really beautiful. As always! Thanks for sharing your gift with the rest of us.

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    1. Thanks, Lilka, as always for reading.

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  2. What a gorgeously delicate and sweet poem this Susan. You remind us that it really is so simple… ‘Your Word and grace my daily bread.’… if we but turn to Him for both. Have a beautiful, blessed day my sweet friend ❤

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    1. Ah, thank you, Sherri. It always warms my heart when you stop by.

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  3. Such a lovely poem Susan. You always create vivid images and comforting metaphors. I love the picture you chose to illustrate this — the lush abundance it depicts. If we would just allow the Spirit to guide us and allow us to flourish, things would be so much better. We need to get out of our own way! 🙂

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    1. That is the issue, isn’t it, Beth. For all the stumbling blocks we tend to complain about, we’re the worst, aren’t we?

      Thanks so much. 🙂

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  4. Wonderful melody and rhythm Susan ..and of course the meaning.. is special 😀
    Not by my will but His. Oh how quick we can forget…

    Hope you settling 😉

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    1. Thanks, Belinda. This means a lot.
      Yes, settling in nicely. I owe you an email. Will get you one this week – promise!

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  5. You are eating some gr8 daily bread…..thanks….

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  6. Susan this is so amazing! !! I love it…truly! ❤

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    1. Bless you, Lorrie. ❤

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  7. 👍. Another Good one, Susan!

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    1. Love those “thumbs up,” Levi. Thanks. Hope your Sabbath is peaceful and filled with light.

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      1. Lol. Just left Laguardia em route to the City. It was a nice flight. Now the traffic. Lol.

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      2. Ugh. Praying the Spirit leads those hungry for the Lord in your direction, Levi.

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  8. I love this thought. So many Christians I have known are striving to produce fruit on their own when the only good fruit is what the Spirit does in us.

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    1. Amen, Susan. We strive and strive and wear ourselves out sometimes. It’s the abiding, I think, that’s important. Thanks so much for chiming in.

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      1. I wish you lived closer. I think you and I could enjoy some good conversation together.

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