Coffee Shops And Merry-Go-Rounds

One of my most favorite things to do is to take my journal and Bible, and sit at my favorite coffee shop, to think, write and spend some time with God.  I had the afternoon free, so that is what I decided to do.

With pen in hand, I sat with a heavy heart, thinking about how I long to rescue those around me who are in constant patterns of chaos, for various reasons.  I see such weariness and confusion, hurt and struggle, while life continues to swirl.
So many on a twisted Merry-Go-Round of hurt.
Brought on by refusal to let go and let You
 Lift from the twisting and spinning of life
Oh, if they only knew…
You are stability.  Stillness.
You bring safety. You save.
You are the still spot in a world that doesn’t stop spinning.
You are the Focal point, one we turn our faces to.
We turn our face, we connect with warmth. With Light. With Life.
You are the sweet Life-giver and Sustainer of souls.
Yet, too many confused, hurting souls only turn to Your hope in moments of desperation, then turn away so quickly, your light shadowed by self.
Dimmed by a darkness that lies and whispers solutions that entice. 
Solutions that dance around and appeal to senses, putting the ‘Merry’ in the round.
In time, the twisted merriment brings:
Oh God, come.
Our Rescuer.  Rescue us.
Someday your light will shine so bright, there will be shadows no more.
Light will overcome the darkness.
Twisted turning, stilled.
All will be Merry.
*inspired by I John 4:4

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  • Amy
    February 8, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Aww, thanks Laurie.

  • Laurie
    January 29, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Wow you are really good. Crazy how poetry can become worship. Love to see more

  • Amy
    January 22, 2010 at 7:29 am

    thank you, Katie. this is the first poetic type post I have posted, so your comment means a lot..

  • Katie
    January 22, 2010 at 1:03 am

    I “found” your blog today, and have already found so many good posts. Thank you for sharing this reflection. It was good for me to hear today.

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