My daughter loves to write poetry. I thought I would share one (below) that I found today.
We celebrated at dinner because it was 10 years ago today that she was discharged from the hospital after a 3 month stay. Thank you, Lord, for sparing her life and teaching her heart about You!
Through the brush
in the looming black!
your companion and you?
All is total darkness
The nighttime on through.
No moon or stars tonight.
No visible guidence over all the paths,
No visible sign of any light.
A boulder headed down?
No! We must keep going.
Sh! don’t make a sound.
Why is the sky so painfully black?
Where are we now, where are we?
(And I’m aching for a snack! 🙂 )
A shiver or quake of eyes
Belonging to some woodsy-animal
Who may catch us by surprise?
Go the fierce deep miles on!
Don’t lay down to take a rest.
Don’t even begin to yawn.
Because you believe that it’s true!
You were brave enough to start the journey,
Even over how the people mocked you!
And bravely don’t turn back,
You’ll be safe the whole way through,
Even though it’s a scary black.
And they will hold you straight!
You will be able to go forward
If you believe…before it’s too late.
Because when the time is near and the breeze
Is rough, you would have lost your only chance
To find the place with ease.
You would be scarred and smashed.
And if you did not trust, you see,
The destination would now be trashed.
Reach the place all well and good, too.
And the place in which you’d find
Would be prepared for you.
Hurry! There’s not much time more!
And if you choose the worse way,
Your body will be sore.
You will see there is a light
That leads you down to Heaven’s gates
Where God is shining bright.
To lead you more to Himself and prayer.
But even through all these hard times,
He’ll bless you if you trust Him — layer after layer.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.