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The tranquil rest of winter
To spring's new life gives way
This tree, once bare and lifeless seeming,
Now clothed in pink array
But then she sheds her flowers
By the turning of the wind;
Transforming of her beauty
By her Creator once again.
Her satin petals, now relinquished,
Swirl about my head;
The fragrant remnants of her glory
Now blanket where I tread.
Season's beauty served its purpose;
A moment's calling now complete.
She lets them fall unselfishly
To rest beneath my feet.
But new life again shall clothe her;
A rich, green robe her raiment be.
To bask in warm breeze and in sunlight,
With unquestioning trust she's free.
For she finds joy in each new season
In the beauty each will bring.
By just being what she's called to be,
She lives in service to her King.
Seasons turn: His ordained cycle;
Creation, to each, abides an end,
For death must come in some way,
Ere new life springs forth again.