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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Coffee Shops And Merry-Go-Rounds



One of my most favorite things to do is to take my journal and Bible, and sit at my favorite coffee shop, to think, write and spend some time with God.  I had the afternoon free, so that is what I decided to do.
With pen in hand, I sat with a heavy heart, thinking about how I long to rescue those around me who are in constant patterns of chaos, for various reasons.  I see such weariness and confusion, hurt and struggle, while life continues to swirl.

So many on a twisted Merry-Go-Round of hurt.
Brought on by refusal to let go and let You
 Lift from the twisting and spinning of life

Oh, if they only knew...

You are stability.  Stillness.
You bring safety. You save.

You are the still spot in a world that doesn't stop spinning.

You are the Focal point, one we turn our faces to.
We turn our face, we connect with warmth. With Light. With Life.

You are the sweet Life-giver and Sustainer of souls.
Yet, too many confused, hurting souls only turn to Your hope in moments of desperation, then turn away so quickly, your light shadowed by self.
Dimmed by a darkness that lies and whispers solutions that entice. 
Solutions that dance around and appeal to senses, putting the 'Merry' in the round.
In time, the twisted merriment brings:

Disorientation
Disillusionment
Destruction.
Death.

Oh God, come.
Our Rescuer.  Rescue us.

Someday your light will shine so bright, there will be shadows no more.

Light will overcome the darkness.
Twisted turning, stilled.
All will be Merry.

*inspired by I John 4:4

4 comments:

  1. I "found" your blog today, and have already found so many good posts. Thank you for sharing this reflection. It was good for me to hear today.

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  2. thank you, Katie. this is the first poetic type post I have posted, so your comment means a lot..

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  3. Wow you are really good. Crazy how poetry can become worship. Love to see more

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