The Hope of His She-tree


His tree in this season
She becomes bare
Against His baby blue sky
“Like a child,” He says.
His truth whispers

As her leaves crumble and fall
As He nudges her to tell all
“Your story is mine,” He says
She believes
Even though other trees
Do not

She weeps
When she can’t sleep
Of things she lost
She trusts
Every life
He permeates
Every sound
He creates
She knows
If she can hang onto hope,
His Spring promise is a glorious, fragrant crown


Hosea was a prophet who not only spoke messages from God to the people. God asked Hosea to marry a woman with a propensity for sexual immorality. During their marriage, Hosea’s wife Gomer became a prostitute. God showed an example of Israel’s unfaithfulness to Him in the marriage of Hosea and Gomer. Yet, God who never leaves us also never leaves us in pain without plans for restoration … God asked Hosea to bring his wife back home and love her. He wanted  His unruly people to know His love, forgiveness, and power to rebirth. Hosea spoke out to the wanderers encouraging them to return to God Almighty.

Whether we are God’s speakers sharing truth publicly or simply like His she-tree in the poem, we all struggle through life’s seasons of loss and suffering. Let us hold firmly to Our Living Hope, Jesus Christ, who showed the world His power to raise life from the dead.

“Come, let us return to the Lord

He has torn us to pieces

But He will heal us;

He has injured us,

But He will bind up our wounds.

After two days, He will revive us;

On the third day He will restore us

that we may live in His presence

Let us acknowledge the Lord;

Let us press on to acknowledge Him

As surely as the sun rises,

He will appear;

He will come to us like the winter rains,

Like the spring rains that water the earth (Hosea 6:1-3).


Thank you for being here today. Photos are from Pixabay.

If you missed it, the first post about the retreat is up on the story blog. I thought there were only 3 parts to that story, but I will be listening and writing what He wants me to share. It may be 4 or 5 parts until I am done. Part 1 is at

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Have a blessed Fall day, whatever season you are in.

In Christ,




2 thoughts on “The Hope of His She-tree

  1. Thank you dear sister for this beautiful post. This Scripture from Hosea was crucial for me many years ago, and I needed the reminder along with your precious poem today. God’s timing is so good.

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