Forgive Me!

Forgive me!
I’ve been wrong,
Made assumptions,
Guessed incorrectly
At emotions,
Motives.

Old scars crack,
Spread,
Seep up through
Years of new memories
Butterfly feet of forgotten pain
Perched in shadowy corners
Of the soul,

Sticky tendrils
Clinging close,
Unnoticed,
Nearly grafted to the skin.

Yet there
Is where I choose to be,
To listen,
To hear,
To find the words
When they are few.

There
In the quiet,
In the dark,
Where illness haunts
And loneliness taunts
And pain rises from the mist,

There
Is where I learn
To lay down my life
For another,

For you,

Where sacrifice bleeds,
Costing deep,
And contentment waits,
And purpose unfurls in the
Light of the Son,

For there in the midst
and messiness of life…

Is God.

*Linking up with The High Calling as we discuss chapters three and four of Luci Shaw’s book, Breath for the Bones: Art, Imagination and Spirit: A Reflection on Creativity and Faith — Meeting the God of Metaphor and Learning from Story. We’d love to have you join us!

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17 responses to “Forgive Me!

  1. Lingering over these words–every line. And these photos. You seep beauty and grace.

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  2. These words will echo in many hearts. So true, so beautifully written. A feast for the eyes as well as both mind and spirit.

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  3. Your photos really draw me into these words, Cindee. And isn’t this the best part of our stories? That they are part of One so much bigger? Thank you for sharing such beauty with us today.

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  4. Thank you for this, Cindee. Your first verse especially speaks powerfully to me today. Lately my prayer has been about not misunderstanding the needs, emotions, actions of others. In my zeal to be helpful or encouraging, it doesn’t matter if my heart was in the right place. If what I do or say ends up hurting or setting back someone else, then I still need forgiveness.

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  5. susie snider

    We ALL need forgiveness, thank you Lord.

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  6. such a beautiful psalm written with elegance and grace. selah.

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    • Patricia, thank you for stopping by today and for your lovely feedback. You have a beautiful website, a blessing of heart-collections for your children, and grace moments for the rest of us. Blessings to you today!

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  7. Choosing to be “there”… beautiful words and photos that cause me to reflect on the blessing awaiting “there”. Thank you, Cindee.

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  8. Cindee – These pictures, these metaphors tell us so much about who God is and the amazing story He is writing in our lives. Stopping over from the High Calling Book club.

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  9. nicely written! so touchY!

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  10. Your “purpose unfurls” beautifully here.

    TY for liking my fb page.
    A fellow Christ-loving Snider,
    Len

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