I’m trying to be graceful about letting go of each leaf,
as it detaches from my branches
and floats gently down to earth.
But, even as I stand tall and strong for the world to see my core,
inside I’m struggling.
I had grown accustom to each one’s beauty, shimmering shelter and company –
Now I’m getting colder every day.
Winter’s coming, exactly like God planned-
It’s time to let go of comfort and deepen my roots…
I know this is a natural cycle of life,
and spring will come in all her glory
at the perfect time-
But that doesn’t stop me from feeling vulnerable right now.
Lord, give me strength for this season of surrender.
Fill me with hope in Your resurrection and mine-
give me the grace to grow closer to you through every trial.