Creation Care #3

12 “But the river itself, on both banks, will grow fruit trees of all kinds. Their leaves won’t wither, the fruit won’t fail. Every month they’ll bear fresh fruit because the river from the Sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.” (Ezekiel 47.12, The Message)

Come Plant a Tree with SOS Trees this September
SOS Trees Coalition is partnering with Trees Canada to plant 100 trees to celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Tree Day.  We will be planting at Diefenbaker Park on Wednesday, September 22nd from 2-5 PM.  To register to plant go to:

If you have never planted a tree, no problem.  We will have people available to assist you and you can go to How to plant a tree and be prepared for your planting day.

We look forward to seeing you there.  Register today as space is limited.




I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

The tone of Joyce Kilmer’s ‘Trees’ is light-hearted, as the final couplet makes clear: poems are foolish things next to nature, but nature – embodied in the poem by the tree – is superior because it is the work of God. God is mentioned several times in Kilmer’s poem: ‘only God can make a tree’, but earlier, ‘A tree that looks at God all day’. God and Nature are in harmony; poems and poets are trivial things by comparison. (Dr Oliver Tearle, Interesting Literature blog)