psalm for the christmas palm

Uncategorized Dec 12, 2023

The Christ is coming
and the palm tree
dresses itself in pine and holly
the porous stem
providing a loamy home
for seeds to nest and rest
and then burst forth
in new growth
a divine symbiosis

like a miraculous child
carried by a virgin mother
implanted in her womb
and furtively growing
in situ until ripened
by a fertile faith
and announced by
heavenly host
loudly proclaiming

the convergent plants
will remain until all
is cast at the Savior’s feet
in a triumph of returning
the lion will lie with the lamb
the pine and the palm
will see it together
and all will give glory
to God in the highest.
                                    Alleluia and Amen

Liz McFadzean