Silhouettes

Two deer cross on the hill’s crest ahead.
Dark Bambi shadows against the morning grey,
have me thankful in this new day
that I and my car were spared that drama!

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SOLACE

I mourn, FATHER, that I turn away my eyes
and follow the unwise in their transgression.

I long, FATHER, to lay down at Your feet,
these alien days complete and old things new.

I mourn, FATHER, that I seek the human embrace, yet I know of Your intimate ways.  How can I forsake You?

I ask, FATHER, is there trust for a stubborn child who finds herself time and again beguiled and bowing to idols?

I know, FATHER, the sin that I see inside
is keeping my heart from the way of pride, that I will praise You.

I’ve learned, FATHER, that pain finds me by Your side,
although in foolishness I have tried to go my own way.

I hope, FATHER, in CHRIST, my life, alone, for to me His obedience of Love has show Thy Love abounding!

I remember, FATHER, that I know nothing as I ought, and what I know surpasses what I thought.  I want to trust You!

I praise, FATHER, CHRIST, the Son of Thee,
who bought back my soul from captivity, the place where death reigns.

I rest, FATHER, in Thy righteous sovereign hand,
that leads me by faith to the promised land where I have peace everlasting!

I exult You, FATHER.  You surround me with grace,
restoring my trust to its rightful place; Your mercy, my solace!!!

robin seeley, 1993

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Settle Into Peace

Keep me settled.

Here I stand in The Lord, beloved.
My grip opens and the sum of my fear
is carried off
on thanksgiving’s wings.

Thanksgiving for boundless grace,
for sanctification amidst unrighteousness,
for favor, despite sin dwelling inside.

Now is a time to know
that peace will guard
my heart and thoughts
in Christ Jesus.

It is a time to rest in peace
while yet alive.

robin seeley, 2013

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Green Girl

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It’s swirling white
on a sepia day
and the season is still called autumn.

Blustery plumes
of flakes fall
and winter has not yet come.

I’m a displaced
green girl
just looking for a patch of sun.

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The Deep Well

The source of our deepest joys,
the kindle for our raw happy emotions,
can be the source of enormous tragedy.

Some have pondered walling up,
fortifying the heart against incursion.
That prospect is isolated madness.

Some say the emotion is utter weakness.
I suspect they are peering through
a hole in their own heart-wall.

The path on life’s journey,
that may traverse vast and varied terrain,
leads to God’s eternal glory.

Every joy is a treasure.
Every sorrow seeks His comfort.
Every step is one closer to Home.

robin seeley, 2013

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Faith To Soar

If I had some measure of faith
I would rise up and soar,
stepping off at your door
when it pleased me.

I may have faith for the leap
but not the flight.
Could I keep our Lord in my sight
for two thousand miles?

That which is not of faith….
well, it’s sin.
This is where I must always begin
to acknowledge my great need.

Friendship’s bond
spans distance and silence
renewing its reliance
on the Faith of God shared.

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Night Nurture

I awoke in the night like a nursing babe.
God whispered, “long for the pure milk of the Word.”  1 Peter 2:2

I puffed my pillow and drifted towards anxiety.
God said, “who by being anxious can add one
cubit to the measure of his life?”  Luke 12:25

I stretched to my back to reanalyze the past.
God said, “forget what lies behind, reach
forward to what lies ahead, press on to the
mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:13

I tossed on top of the uncertainties.
God said, “I go before you and will never leave you
nor forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.”  Deuteronomy 31:8

I nestled snugly into the bedding.
I had been reminded that, “Your goodness and Love will follow me
all the days of my life, and I will dwell
in the house of the LORD forever.”  Psalm 23:6

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