By Rev. Lainie Dowell
What will God do with one lone leaf
left on a branch of a dead tree and hanging low
but unreachable and in plain view
for all to see?
That leaf flies high and out of reach.
But for all who stop to see --
it shall teach.
God has mercy on a leaf that flies high.
And to keep out of reach, it touches the sky.
For all the other leaves that had fallen from the branch
had reached out too far and fell into a deep trance.
They had come under the spell of the tree
that they thought to be bigger than Me.
For that tree was all they could see.
I sent a bird to fly up there
to let them know soon that tree would be bare.
Alas, they heard My bird give My Word
but they just did not care.
Then, when Mine own lips began to blow,
the leaves hung fast but they had to go.
One by one and then oh so many more
soon found themselves lying upon
the earth's floor.
Sure enough the tree was bare
except for one lone leaf that remained hanging there.
The branches marvelled and to their shame,
they boasted in themselves and blasphemed
Once covered in splendor, they now stood
to stand before God's glory.
And there also stood but one leaf alone
left hanging there to tell the story.
One leaf among many hanging upon a branch
one tree does not make.
For only God can take one leaf and
many branches awake.
Copyright (c) 2011 by Rev. Lainie Dowell.
The Mountainside Ministries.
All rights reserved worldwide
Rec'd by The Holy Spirit. Saturday, February 5, 2011, 12:15 P.M.