21 October 2010

whom have i

some weeks the work stacks up and sleep is scarce and my equanimity is pulling apart at the seams and all this gorgeousness that is fall is going on without me, in spite of me.

so i borrow ten minutes and a camera and a quiet tree, and He stills all that tumbles and roils.



whom have i
when my heart begins to fail
when sorrow fills the streets
and sounds of death prevail
Jesus is my hope
and i know He stills the wind
so take my very life away
as long as i get Him


(mandi mapes)


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more imperfect prose at emily's.

11 comments:

Sharon Cohen said...

I LOVE it! The picture is delightful - wonderful perspective - but what caused me to yelp gleefully was the perspective of this: so take my very life away as long as i get Him. I appreciate that sentiment more than you could know! You've got a new follower in me.

Hi, I'm Sharon. I'm here from Emily's Imperfect Prose, enjoying each link and inviting everyone to stop in for my contribution, #47 Hearten Soul, Communication.

Meri said...

It's amazing, how calming and centering it can be just to go out and notice the world of nature.

Kati patrianoceu said...

You've captured the contrast between hectic and still, for sure! May quiet and still always be with you.

Ostriches Look Funny said...

beautiful and true. That's the most interesting tree picture I've seen in a long time. Thank you.

deb said...

gorgeous.

emily wierenga said...

my eyes are wet.
stunning photo, just stunning, nic.

thank you--for lending us this quiet.

i love when you link with imperfect. xo

fleetfeet said...

Thank you, my friend. He knew this was just the way I needed to start this day...and end this week. Thank you.

Terresa said...

A few quiet moments, a camera and a tree. I think that sounds like a good idea. Beautiful words, beautiful blog.

lulu and family said...

reminds me of psalm 23

Meri said...

It's amazing, how calming and centering it can be just to go out and notice the world of nature.

Sharon Cohen said...

I LOVE it! The picture is delightful - wonderful perspective - but what caused me to yelp gleefully was the perspective of this: so take my very life away as long as i get Him. I appreciate that sentiment more than you could know! You've got a new follower in me.

Hi, I'm Sharon. I'm here from Emily's Imperfect Prose, enjoying each link and inviting everyone to stop in for my contribution, #47 Hearten Soul, Communication.