Straight, strong, majestic, more than 60 feet tall, it blossoms once a year into a blaze of gold just when people start talking of putting up their Christmas trees. A few days later the musk parrots arrive and feast - like green and pink baubles amongst the boughs of gold.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
Psalm 8:3-4 NIV
Despite the beauty of this tree, I am more valuable to God than it is.
Isn't that humbling?
It is to me.
O LORD, our Lord, in all the earth How excellent Thy name! Ps 8:1 Metrical Version