Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Yeah, my prose is better, but I thought I'd toss in something new today...

I've never claimed to be any good at poetry.  I'm not promising that this is a spectacular sample of the verse which I may really be capable of.  But this came to me this morning when I was making breakfast.  Enjoy.

Would you hold my hand, please,
as I step to the edge
and take this leap of faith.

You don't have to push me,
I'll go on my own.
But it's a frightening ride
to the other side
and I don't want to go alone.

I've been hurt before,
broken and shattered.
But God said He'd catch me
so that's all that matters.

He can stitch me back together.
He can erase all my scars.
But first I have to trust Him
and fall into his arms.

I never saw myself as brave,
but it doesn't matter what I see.
Hold me close as I let go,
and watch Him remake me.

I'm leaving behind my shipwrecked dreams.
I've learned that nothing is as it seems.
God, let me follow Your light, whether in flickers or in beams.

Would you stand beside me, please,
as I fall out of my comfort zone
and discover what my life is for.

1 comment:

  1. I like it Jenny! From experience, I can tell you that when you really trust God, and put Him first, your life will NEVER be boring! Hang on, you're in for a GREAT adventure--and probably in a whole different direction than you would have chosen! (But, always WAY better than what you would have thought or asked! LOL!
    Ephesians 3:19-21 (The Message)
    14-19My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you'll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ's love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.
    20-21God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

    Glory to God in the church!
    Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
    Glory down all the generations!
    Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes!