Light and Loveliness

Reflections of Emily Sue Allen

Life & Faith / Poetry


waves of trouble crash
heart-sand swept out
drawn to deep
where current makes strong from weak
wind makes rough the calm seas

words swell full the dry, parched soul
emptiness generously filled
thirst wholly satisfied
brokenness masterfully mended
in tossed and blinding water

pride traded away for lasting love
to flood only insides and outsides
upsides and downsides
life full to the brim with promise
only if pride will drown

the invitation to see eternity
beyond skin and sorrow
a humble journey
never walked in comfort
never found in marketplaces
discovered only in hearing
the spoken Truth of ages

the upside down life
riches found in giving all
goodness found in yielding
spring hope alive in desert places
life called out of barrenness

spirit threads spun
by feeble hands gentle
knees down, eyes up
to the mountains where
faith is set in stones
with careful thought

in distress, not destroyed
for You help and have helped
then, now, and again
before and behind and beside

good courage, no fear
for You are with me

You are with me

“His name will be the hope of all the world.” Matthew 12:21 NLT

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