Poems 16

Hold You

"How often I’ve longed to gather your children,
like a hen, her brood safe under her wings –
but you refused and turned away" – Jesus Christ.
Matthew 23:37

Let Me wrap My arms around you
and love your pain away
Shower you with kindness
Whisper, “It’s okay!”


Grief that looks out from your eyes
will shortly disappear
As held within My warm embrace
I urge you not to fear


Come closer now and you will feel
this beating of My heart
Rest your soul upon My chest
Let Me peace impart …


A fresh sense of security
not in earthly things
but in the certain refuge
of the shadow of My wings

Alec Depledge


see also: reflections

The One

Write about the One
who makes the skies
absolutely beautiful.

Write about the One
who calmed
every storm in your heart.

Write about the One
who holds you closely
to Himself—

every moment,
whatever the time,
never missing
any big or little thing,
even your every breath.

Pam Carbungco,
Even in a storm

God's Love

The only love that won't
disappoint you is
one that can't change,
that can't be lost,
that is not based on
the ups and downs
of life - or of how well
you live.

It is something that not
even death can take
away from you.
God's love is the only
thing like that.

Tim Keller

There is unwavering peace today
when an uncertain tomorrow is
trusted to an unchanging God.

Ann Voskamp