Hi everyone, this is Calli.
This just came to me, as I was laying down trying to fall asleep, the night before my surgery.
I see an apple orchard, without its fellow trees, it would not be as strong. When one tree is sick, the others stand tall.
Bees come and they may seem to be taking your pollen, your nectar...but really in the future it will only make you and your fellow trees strong, when the bees cross pollinate.
Although a tree's apples may get knocked down, the planter will gather these and still use them with the other apples from the other trees...and he will add sugar and cinnamon and make a wonderful pie or tart.
When the planter comes and trims a tree's limbs for the first couple years, it may seem so harsh...but it is for the tree's good. That way, when the tree bears it's fruit, it is strong enough to bear it's burden.
I.....I am an apple tree....you are my fellow trees. These past years, God has been pruning my limbs....my soul....my heart...my desires.
Now, I am strong enough to bear the heavy weight of the struggle I face.
I will....I will need a stake to lean on. Jesus is my stake. He'll lead me with strong hands...stand up when I can't, He'll lead me because I can't do this alone.
This is a poem I wrote in March 2009
Jesus and me In a tree
Enjoying time together
You should have deep roots in Jesus
Your love for Him
Like a waterfall never ending
He is your heavenly Daddy
Just call out to him
sing with me
Answer my questions
Nurture me in your word
Feed it to me, I’m starving
Give me all of it
Feed me with your Holy spirit
Give me more apples
Throw them down at me
Throw them down
So I can eat them all up