Sunday, September 23, 2012

running away

I was sitting on my mountain
The lonely one, you know
Where I thought you could not find me
You were always full of good advice
But sometimes I couldn’t tell your guidance
Apart from justified condemnation

So I had run away again
It was my nature, you know
Until I had scrambled to the highest point
Where I could see the quiet town below
Stable walls marking safety for all inside
Away from harsh mountain winds

You had been telling me stories
About restoration, remember?
And how you bind up the wounds of your people
I was convinced of your faithfulness
Although I believed it was for any but me
Who runs away when she is afraid

I was waiting upon my peak
For a sort of wisdom, I guess
That would give me the secret to perfection
Instead, the chill wind met my face
And I cowered behind a jagged rock
Unsure why I had come at all

I thought the wind carried voices
Imagined, perhaps
Whispers of my fears and your love, together
You were constantly close to my heart
Despite how I shivered and wandered
Losing my way with fading daylight

I decided I could go no farther
Fell asleep, so cold
With winds howling around my rock
Worn, confused, and numbing,
I was huddled next to undeserved protection
Yet bound to the ground by desperation

I awoke to warmth and feeling
Cared for somehow
By the Presence who wouldn’t leave my side
He had carried me down the mountain
Placed grace in my unworthy hands
And found the girl who loves to runs away


For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, 
“In returning and rest you shall be saved; 
In quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”

Isaiah 30:15

Saturday, September 8, 2012

moments after rain

Defining beauty…
Fresh breezes
Seasoned with raindrops
The subdued rustle of leaves
A harmony to the soundtrack of crickets
Cloudy skies of white and slate
Like the safety of soft sheets
A faint chill, when breathed,
Transforming inanimacy to life
The serenity of nature, moments after rain
He restores my soul
{and hope does not put us to shame}