The joyous wedding Marital bliss Longed for as a child, it became yours. Life looking good Except the womb lay empty And until your husband snatched away. Seven years of almost perfect Enough memories to tear at your heart As now you slept alone. And who would want a barren woman as a wife? So what to do? And how to live? A decision. A step made in the direction of the temple. A life dedicated to quiet service To cleaning and candle lighting To prayer and worship A friend of God And not abandoning hope. Seventy seven long years Living in God’s presence Sleeping in His temple Knowing Him Speaking his words. Childless you remained Until a suddenly when The Child was here and Placed in your arms. As you had entrusted your life, your self to Him So He came to You and placed himself in Your arms. A glorious eternal moment When God lay in your arms and looked you in the eyes. The arms that had been empty Now full. Love was yours. Forever.
Walking through the dark valley of the shadow does not sound so bad if You are with me
But O I underestimated the thick, impenetrable blackness
and swirling confusion of that valley.
The gut-wrenching shock - how did I get here?
No road back.
I stumble though this strange land
Every tragedy that ever assailed me seems to return
And here I am stuck, red eyes awake
Dreading the unknown path ahead...scared, if I am honest.
Fear not, child. I am with you.
I will never NEVER leave you alone.
I am not the author of confusion
I am close beside in that valley I myself traversed.
I WILL restore your soul
It may take time but let us journey.
The wind of my spirit will lift the chaotic clouds of confusion
And you will find that there are
and still waters.
Places of peace
for you to find.
I will renew your strength
A shepherd has eyes only for the sheep
And I am a good shepherd
I will not allow you to stay lost and confused
My comfort and anointing are here for you.
I will prepare such a feast for you
The enemy who watches will flee in confusion
As I reveal my favour, sacrifice and goodness.
I would like you to trust.
But whether you do or whether you don’t
Or perhaps just some of the time
My love is unfailing.
I am with you.
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