As long as the days the earth endure,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
shall not cease.
The eternal renewal of seasons!
Jill Hammer shares in her book The Jewish Book of Days how the months and seasons of Israel correspond to the stages of the growth of a tree:
The eight stages of the year correspond to the eight parts of the tree:
The seed, corresponds to seedtime.
The root, buried in the darkness of the soil.
The branch, laid bare in winter.
The sap, beginning to run in the cold season.
The bud, emerging to be harvest in its time.
The leaf, drawing in light during the long days.
The flower, beginning to fade in the summer sun.
The fruit, ripening in the heat of summer.
Like the days of a tree shall be the days of My people.
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