Have you seen a tree in winter? Its leaves are gone, and its bare branches reach like hopelessness into the overcast winter sky. Then the spring comes and the sunlight warms the earth again and green shoots of hope begin to emerge. After only a few weeks of sunlight the tree is vibrant and rich and in full flower, soaking in the strength of the sun and responding in life and strength.
Our souls are like a tree in need of Divine sunlight. Receiving the grace and love of God expressed through his Word and beamed to us by his Holy Spirit, we flourish and flower and are vibrant and strong.
Send forth your truth, in the power of your Spirit, Lord, and revive our souls. Be the light of our souls and bring forth the radiance that comes only from you.