Song in the Storm
Rain flows on the roof
Stilling my anxious thoughts from
Spinning through the pain
Thunder rolls above
Lightning flashes my soul from
Sleeping in the dark
Spirit wakens me
Revealing in the storm from
Thanksgiving my song.
At midnight I rise to give you thanks
for your righteous laws. Psalm 119:62 NIV
What is it about the gift of poetry that draws my heart to the deep places?
How is it, when just a few short words set in the cadence of a poem, can soften my hard shell of resistance?
When the softening flows, Thanksgiving springs up with a new voice.
Will you join with me in a prayer of Thanksgiving and Gratitude as we begin this month of November?
Thank You for Your precious gift of words and music. Thank You Lord for understanding the resistance that lingers within our own hearts at times in this hard world. Would You forgive us for holding onto that hardness as if it were our defining? Only You define us, and only You know how to bring the sweet relief that dwells within Your softness. And thank You for the storms that jolt us out of our hard-hearted eyes-closed-way-of-living. YOUR call is music to our hearts. We rise now as Your heart stirs our hearts. Thank You for the gift of love in our darkest nights. We love Your dawn, in the midnight of our storm.
In the Name of Your son, Jesus,
If you are stirred by poetry, I have some exciting news for you. The beautiful online community, Chronic-Joy Ministries, is beginning a new poetry corner in January. Join me at their site today, for their introductory post sharing about A Harvest of Grains, where the prompt this month is #Gratitude. My Haiku Series today was birthed out of that prompt.
Click here to read more about this exciting invitation.
And I would love to hear your own thoughts about poetry, and the softening it brings. Leave me a comment below and share a favorite poet or even a poem!
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