Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wings as eagles

Isaiah 40:31 - But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. (KJV)
As you wait upon this shore
How your heart does long to soar
With eagle’s wings you want to fly
From the pain that makes you cry
Tired and weary is your soul
And you pray to be made whole
So you wait upon the Lord
Daily reading of His word
In His time His breath will blow
The wind beneath your feet will grow
He will teach you how to fly
As an eagle soaring high
Above the clouds you will view
All that God has walked you through
Flying close to the Son
You will see what He has done

Pressing on in fearsome flight
Reaching for His guiding light
Grace and beauty will cover you
As others learn to follow you

Soaring through that darkened sky
You will see with eagle eye
He will give you gift of sight
To see the one who stalks at night
For now you sit in this place
As He covers you with grace
He sees your grief and knows your pain
For such a time is why He came

So rest in Him a work He’ll do
Gifts of grace will be given you
For the tasks He’s called you to

Friday, March 28, 2014

A worldview in 250 words or less

Where can my words find a home in this cyber world already bombarded with ideas and thoughts about anything and everything under the sun?  Is there a home for what I want to pen?  What tribe would want to follow what my heart is telling me to share?

Whatever it is, it will have to be short, concise, to the point and easy to read.  The word count is important as people’s attention spans cannot rest upon anything as there are so many other words from other places that tug and pull away at our frenetic minds.

What has our life become, five-minute sound bites? 

How condescending of me to think that what I have say, in 250 words or less, will not only hold interest but have impact!

Where is the contemplative, the meditative, the expressing of prolonged thought?  Is this now a foreign concept in our social-media swirl?

Can we no longer hold on to words the way we used to hold on to favourite books?  Where is the cherishing and the turning down of our souls as we reflect upon the meaning?

Have our devotions become a quick scan down facebook images finding the right inspiration on which to start our day?   

Can we carve the time to sit, in stillness, opening our mind and heart, our whole being? Spending time to breathe and to savour the simplicity of the moment while stilling our thoughts so that our soul can hear His quiet whisper once again.

This is an assignment done for my writing class.  I would love to hear your thoughts on life being reduced to sound-bites!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

God watches over you

The world outside is still and the snow muffles the sounds of a city settling down for rest. 
And as I drink my herbal tea I am struck by the beauty of this world and the fragility of our human lives.

Our lives are but a mere vapour, like the morning fog that lifts in the warming sun. 
So in this brief brevity that is the span of our life, let us choose to see the beauty in every breath and every moment.
Let this night enfold you like a prayerful benediction.
Know that even as God watches the sparrow nestle in his nest, His eyes are also on you.