I am Sycamine, I warn of a bitter spirit
and call for forgiveness.
I am Acacia, shade in the desert.
I am strong with a humble call to serve the Lord in hidden places.
I am Apple. I am a symbol of love and intimacy. I whisper, "Come close and look into my eyes."
I am mighty Oak, beautiful
and strong, boasting of God's provision and providence.
I am Lebanon Cedar.
My roots go deep,
and have a chemical
on the tips of them so
they can drill through
I am Palm. I can
bend in the wind because I have a living center.
I am Ash. I am dying. I warn, "Guard your heart with all diligence."
I am Broom, I call to the weary, "Come and find rest."
I am gentle Almond. I am a watcher, and I sing, "Wake-up! The Lord is at hand."
Illustrations by Marji Stevens