Monthly Archives: January 2013

The kindness of God

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I recently experienced the kindness of God in a profound way.  There is so much I want to say, but I will save that for some day when we can sit, face to face, and have coffee together.  For now, I am reposting these two poems that I wrote several months ago.  They pretty much sum up my then and my now.

I truly am grateful to my Lord Jesus for His unfailing love and extravagant kindness!

Longing

I remember when I was oblivious to what others thought of me.
When I was unhindered.
Uninhibited.
I remember being unafraid.
But time, circumstances and situations had a way of changing me into one who toned it down.
I became one who played it safe.
Some would say that is growing up, but what if that’s something other than maturity?
What if that is captivity?
What if I dare to explore who the Father says I am and live accordingly?
Unafraid, again, but this time confident in my Father’s love and my reputation in His eyes?
What does wholly redeemed look like?
Holy and wholly free?

Later, I wrote this poem:

Freedom!

Suddenly, there was the sound of breaking glass. 

Shards of glass became airborne projectiles.

Sharp, precise weapons that hit their targets.

Fear – penetrated.

Insecurity – impaled.

Hesitancy hesitated and was pinned to the ground. 

After the glistening dust settled, I looked around.

My glass cage was no longer my captor.

Then, these shattered pieces of glass covering the ground began to vibrate.

I watched as the clear pieces of shrapnel were transformed into beautiful jewels.

These treasures became the handle in the hilt of my sword.

A sword that my Father fashioned for me with His own hands.

My captors were defeated. Rendered powerless.

And I was free.

I choose to live from this place.

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