Sunday, September 4, 2016

the scent of water

For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down,
that it will sprout again, 
and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
Though the root thereof will wax old in the earth,
and the stock thereof die in the ground;
yet through the scent of water it will bud,
and bring forth boughs like a plant.

- Job 14: 7-9

"What is the scent of water?"

"Renewal. The goodness of God coming down like dew."

- from The Scent of Water,  by Elizabeth Goudge

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