Reading Psalm 52
Estranged, then Lifted
As David, angry, and yet aware of
flourishing olive trees–fruitful and beautiful!
These sinners around me,
and of me, are big shots, boasting
in our own minds.
The saints are here too,
joyous and aware too.
There is always evil,
in high places and in my places too,
and I would look beyond it–
at flourishing trees,
green shoots and pure blossoms.
In the beauty of the orchards,
and in the blossoming groves,
we will share laughter, and joy,
and He will lift us up.
Joy in His Word!
We are away from the pits,
out of the trenches laced for righteous,
snares and pits now for the evil.
We hear His word
and we flourish this day.
© Tom Bolton, Milwaukee, December 7, 2015