Permission to Love Your Soul like the Soil Loves the Tree.

Photo by RL Brown, Edinburg, Scotland

How many times have you started your day like you were already behind? Your list of things to do is long, necessary, and mundane. You have pulled up into the driveway on auto-drive and didn’t pick up the milk. In the Bible, there is a reference to people being like grasshoppers. The grasshopper never looks up.

Maybe today, you take a long way home and slow down, knowing your destination will always be there. Raising a family is for the long haul, but you are here right now. Give yourself permission to enjoy the ride, take time to look at your moments, write them down.

Love your soul like the soil loves the tree and gives it all the space it needs. (That is not my metaphor. It is by Dovan Beck, my niece, Chloe sent it to me through FB) I’m borrowing his metaphor with a different application.

Colossians 2:6 speaks of being rooted in faith, growing in knowledge, and overflowing with gratitude- one faith, one hope, one Lord.

Colossians 2:6: Having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed and overflowing with gratitude.

God’s Word is the soil where we root our faith. The soil (God Word) loves the tree (me) and gives the tree (you and me) all the space it needs to grow. Give yourself permission to look up and take the rest your soul needs.

3 thoughts on “Permission to Love Your Soul like the Soil Loves the Tree.

  1. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Sometimes it’s a matter of allowing ourselves to BE loved…

    God asks that He may love my soul
    as the soil doth love the tree,
    to give me space that makes me whole
    within His family.
    But sometimes I can’t give that grace
    to the God of all creation,
    and turn from His tear-stained face
    in silent protestation,
    for I think I know me best;
    I know what I have done,
    and will not at His behest
    (nor that of His son)
    leave my dank and squalid hide,
    my self-abnegating pride.



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