Thank you, peeps for not trying to change this little tree,
Because it was created with originality.
Thanks for accepting it the way that God meant it to be –
Because, you see, it has been put together carefully.
This tree did not amount to much until somebody hung
Some ornaments to highlight its green branches so far flung.
They’re reaching out in hopes that they might get a little lift
From presents down below, as each supporter gives a gift.
We do not need to change this tree, but help each drooping branch
By recognizing what it’s worth. Let’s give this tree a chance,
Through waters of encouragement, with bells to make it sing
And – wrapped around its little trunk – a joyful covering.
For, you can’t really change a tree, but you can give it care
And if you nurture it, who know what beauty it will share?
It may not fit your concept of what you think it should be.
Perhaps it will not hold big ornaments reliably.
But if it fills the purpose for which God chose it to be,
Then who are we to treat its branches superficially?
Because, like trees, we all fall short and we don’t always see
That God accepts us as we are but wants to set us free
Of wrongs we’ve done to damage one another’s destiny.
He wants to change those hurts into a bright reality.
And I believe He wants to do it supernaturally.
So, let’s thank Him for grace instead of trying to fix that tree
Because it’s kind of like a peep in that you tend to get
The good you give to it and the example that you set.
So, thank you, peeps, for trying not to change this little tree
Because to help it may involve some creativity.