Thursday, July 29, 2010

valley of shadow


i have walked through shadowed valleys,

darkness hiding Friend's face

pain eclipsing His touch

unable to navigate

weeping

alone.

then

He

brings light

wipes my tears

lifts me up to see

i am surrounded by witness

and Love.


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16 comments:

S. Etole said...

It's a difficult place to be ... yet safe with Him. I know this place well.

B. Meandering said...

Beautifully said.
Yes, I too know that place.
I'm thankful that He not only lifts us up, but also connects us to others who understand.
The pinpoint of light draws my eye right to it--great photograph!

That Crazy Family said...

I too know this valley that you speak of for my valley's are more like rough terrain, Im pressing on through the panting and temptation to give up. It is then when i take those difficult steps that I too see the light! Thank you for this wonderful raw reminder to keep walking!

Claudia said...

isn't it just fantastic how he brings light into shadow valleys - one of hundreds of reasons to love him!

Melissa | Madabella: made beautiful said...

Yes! he loves us...he lifts us...he carries us
even when His shadow is unseen...your writing is beautiful!

Southern Gal said...

Honestly beautiful.

I had heard of the book by C.S. Lewis you mentioned. I will definitely have to read it now. Thanks for the visit.

emily wierenga said...

surrounded by witness and Love... i love this. thank you so much for linking up with me today, dear friend. xo

Jodi said...

I think my original comment disappeared - oh dear. Anyway, so glad to have found your space. It's a jewel. You are a kindred.

julie said...

I loved the way your words literally changed shape, narrowing in at the middle, then widening back out as you were "lifted up to see." Sort of like the ebb and flow of our lives. At times, our vision becomes so narrow - but then He opens our eyes and widens our world to see what we couldn't see before. Thank you for sharing this.

SuzyQ said...

I know that valley :)
Thank you for this blessing of a poem.
The structure is beautifully thought out.

joanny said...

Beautiful poem, so heartfelt loved the combination of witness and love -perfect.

Joanny
came by from Emilys Thursday

Tracy said...

surrounded by love... Yes... The light coming out of the valley. Lovely post & photo, Leslie! :o)

natsumi nishizumi said...

What a beautiful poem and picture! I love the moment... Hope I am able to see the beautiful light tonight.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Debbie D. said...

beautiful and soothing

Jingle said...

stunning poem,
love your humor or wit in it.

deb said...

finally making my way here, Leslie. thru Emily, Beth , others.
Looking forward to reading here a bit, getting to know you.
It seems you are a beauty seeker....