my hand reaches for a firm hand hold
shale shreds off, hitting my face
“Im cut,” I shrug
there is a thread suspending me
but it doesn’t give way
I reach the top of this pinnacle
one of the many I have climbed
I add another bandage to the bag
I’ve survived another close call
I look over a breathtaking view
a warm breeze flutters my sleeves
“I love you” is whispered in my ear
I was reminded today of a person in the Bible who had close calls with death – Elijah. After a major miraculous victory, he gets great news “you wont live to see tomorrow.” Running for his life he begs, “Forget this life, God. I cant do this anymore!”
Have you ever said that? I have and again within the last several weeks as I was handed another taunting lab paper that said “You can die…”
God told Elijah to gird up his loins (that means get ready to run long and hard.) He (miraculously) ran for 40 days and nights. All along God had a plan: first he would get Elijah to safety, then he would strengthen and encourage him, and then he would share the plan.
Those gentle whispers are always welcome…
8 thoughts on “Great News #devotion #poetry”
Thank you for this beautiful poem, Leslie.
Thanks Ranu Happy Sunday
This is absolutely amazing! ❤
Thanks dear Sunny one
Indeed a fine devotional poem.
Powerful words. Love it!
I have certainly been there. And when I do get to that point again in my life, I read of what God had said to and done for Elijah, over and over again. A great reminder post!