Life is good

Gazing out at green

Seeing the leaf

Hearing the wind

Waiting for the rain to pour down

Giving life

Washing away the old

Brightening up the day

I see this beyond the window

Under the warmth of a winter duvet

Snuggled up

Beside the one I love

Higher than I’d ever dreamt

The vine grows upward

Carried by the strength of another

Wrapped around

Entwined 

Always reaching higher

Beyond the bud in the ground

Could have ever dreamt

I too like the vine am carried

Above and beyond

While sheltered 

Under the shadow of the Almighty

Strengthened beyond my ability

Lifted higher than I’d ever dreamt 

From darkness to light

Your light penetrates

The darkest place

Nothing is hidden

From Your sight

Knowing this

Causes me to fear

Not being hidden or exposed

But covered by darkness

With no escape

I see this fear

As a gift

That turns me

Toward the light

To take a step of wisdom

Into Your grace

To be free

Take me away

Take me away with You for a while

Even for a little while

Enough to turn my head

Enough to place my feet on level ground

So I can see straight

Come to my senses

Know more deeply who You are

Comforted in the quiet of Your palms

Surrounded by no other sound

But Your voice

To hear You

As a gentle stream

Soothing my soul

Like no other can

Take me away

Time will tell

Glass

Stone

Wood

Framed and written 

Into the walls of our lives

They tell the story

Of what was built

Each speaks out

From the tiniest pebble

To the hardest rock

The glass sheds light

On all that was

While the wood resounds

Resonates with echoes of the past

The laughter that filled the rooms

The tears that fell upon the pillow 

The naked steps

That walked upon the floor

Words sown

Some sculptured works of beauty

Others like dead monuments

Among the ruins

What is left behind of your house

Time will tell

Like the early morning bells that ring out

God is love

Grace causes me

To get up and live

It guarantees my eternal destiny

While empowering me 

To live life fully today

As I do

The grace giver is glorified

Those with eyes to see

Can distinguish 

Where this grace comes from

The favourable disposition of God

Who is love