The Good Tree
Category : Lent
A Devotional for Lent
This year’s Lenten devotional at HUCC, “For the Beauty of the Earth” by Leah Schade, just began a new section focused on celebrating trees and plants. Thursday’s reading is from the Sermon on the Mount:”No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:43-45) (page 26)
What word or phrase stands out to you in this reading? Close your eyes and repeat it silently. Allow God to speak to the deep concerns of your heart through this phrase. What is coming up for you? Tell God about it.
If you didn’t pick up a copy of the Lenten devotional at church, let us know and we can mail one to your home. May the peace of Christ be with you.
Love and joy,
Pastors Marijke and Chelsea