All held dear does fall with ache,
Inside out, each fragment breaks.
Breathing halts to form a pause
Unseen is birthing a Holy Cause.
Would this moment not forsake
All my heart’s dear loved in a quake.
But rather lift another body Of,
Ript from something, some part of love.
Take away what values not
The treasures gained in life’s onslaught.
Here in soliloquy humbled – Thine,
Is soul that bends this day, Your brine.
Heart breaking, God quaking
Holy falling into –
the unseen, the valley, the pasture that waits;
All of His Gardens, His Treasured Estates.
© 2018 Linda Willows
Photograph by Kemal Kemil
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.”
“If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,’ even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.”
Love, Love; heart hear through rain’s pouring
Strike, light; come into call’s roaring
Softly but surely, now in this vast
Find the child’s wanting and fill him to last.
Oh, be the One that will Father his heart.
Sweeten and comfort, give him a start.
How sweet the blessing when life opens to
That moment, the pouring of the thunder of You.
Pray, Love, be stilled by a wonder so new.
Filled by a God of Creation’s imbue.
Oh, sweet- yet there is so much to be known
Cupped in Love pouring, Love roaring, Love sown.
© 2018 Linda Willows
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Romans 8:26 & 27).
“Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God, out of the fish’s belly, And said, ‘I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and He heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou hearest my voice” (Jonah 2:1-2).
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
We are loved by a Creator that reaches to us with each part of Himself, with each created part-His Nature, His own being, His beauty, His Love, His tenderness, His healing, His forgiveness, His restoration, His renewal and more- His invitation to Be Loved…as His Own, in the Mercy and Faith of life as His sons and daughters In Christ, His Beloved by the Power of His Spirit that He put into the hearts of each of us before we were formed at birth. How can we not hear Him? How can our hearts not know?