Three Trees

We disobeyed God and took
From the tree in the garden
We received its fruit -
Our hearts towards Him would harden
But there was another tree
And quite another garden
Where Christ took the cup for us
To pay for all of our sins' pardon
In Heaven, there is a tree of life
Its leaves, for the healing of nations
The curse of darkness now lifted
For God is our light and salvation
Look to the tree where Christ died and bled,
Surrendered His life, and hung in our stead
In a garden tomb, He rose from the dead
And with open arms, He waits for us yet
To reach out and receive from God's hand
Taste and see His goodness and
Mercy with which He pursues us
Open the door, to communion with Jesus
January 31, 2017

Zion's Future Glory

Sing, barren woman;   Give birth to jubilation   For through your offspring's seed   Will come the longed-for consolation...