Saturday, January 16, 2010

Speechless


No poem came to mind today. No ideas. Only images, side by side: My warm blankets. People crushed in Haiti. The sound of my laughter. Others' grief.

"'Come unto me, all ye that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.'
Again and again we seem to hear God saying this to us.
'Come unto Me' for the solution of every problem, for the overcoming of every temptation, for the calming of every fear, for all our need, physical, mental, or spiritual, but mostly 'come unto Me' for the strength we need to live with peace of mind and the power to be useful and effective."

A thought from the Twenty-Four Hours a Day book.

14 comments:

Just Be Real said...

The pain of what is going on in Haiti is so overwhelming for all of us! EO thank you for sharing what is stirring inside. Hugs to you dear one!

Madison said...

You didn't write a poem, but you wrote a lot in a few words. I think you described the way a lot of people feel.

Secretia said...

Thank you for the words of serenity.

Secretia

the walking man said...

It is in the silence that the words are conveyed, the images resonate in quietude.

Crafty Green Poet said...

sometimes there just are no words...

Dianne said...

Good morning sweet soul. You are in good hands, and your quote reminds me that the answer I need today is not from a muse, but from the Creator.

I needed to hear these words today.

Love you Chris
Dianne

Glynis said...

I forgive you for being speechless today, I have just caught up with your precious work and it is amazing.
:)

Brian Miller said...

i'm coming...
i'm coming...
ah...

thanks for that. smiles.

Lou said...

"Come unto me"..amazing in it's simplicity.

Tall Kay said...

I have found the words in that quote to be so true. There is incredible peace in seeing God's perfect timing and perfect plan. Thanks for sharing this today.

indistinct said...

Your post speaks richly of trusting and letting go. Thank you.

Syd said...

I see the contrasts all around. Some days I am ill equipped to take it all in. Other days, like today, I am spiritually fit. Thanks Chris for a reassuring post. God is here no matter what.

Prayer Girl said...

There have been times recently when I have felt weary and heavy laden. God has given me rest. What would we do without our spiritual connection? I'm sure I have no idea. I am so grateful for my contact with God.

PG

Beth said...

While I don't feel I have the right to question, I still have to wonder how tragedies like the one in Haiti can happen. I've been so distraught and helpless about the situation.

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