The path of light
across the water glitters,
soflty beckons ‘stay with me’
shines layers on my senses,
wraps around my being
warmly rises in my bones,
skims feather-like across my flesh
embracing with a Nature of acceptance;
reaches into my soul and
with pure love gives – as in
beauty of a giving,
flowers of condolence, pebbles of joy,
a song, from the sun and moon,
trees, earth, sea, sky;
and enters me
a breath of grace,
the water that is life;
restoring my existence;
and my spirit comes alive,
to receive God’s presence;
The idea for this piece comes from 23rd psalm – The Lord is my Shepherd.
A beautiful psalm from which, over time, beautiful music has been composed.
In a churned up world, the imagery of walking beside still waters, to lay in green pastures, gives a sense of peace,grace. We can have a slice of heaven, experience those quiet times to be with God and put our lives in perspective, away from the ‘noise’ of self serving pasttimes that restrict the natural flow of grace.
There is something relevant about each beautiful line in the 23rd psalm, – the reference to walking through death’s dark vale, fearing no ill, for example, speaks of our difficult times, our dark moments, and to have no fear. Every new situation is a new trial, and to experience God’s grace in our lives we can make it through, the unity we display in relationships will attract blessings in life. People not showing grace are effectively walking away from their relationship, the relationship runs out of vital energy. With grace present in both, a relationship can survive.
Here’s two examples of a quick way to relationship breakdown put in humorous reference:
I’m not perfect but I’m so near to it it’s scary. And:
There’s two people in the relationship; the one who knows everything; and the husband.
Grace is God’s richest experience.
How often we hear God blamed for everything bad that happens in the world.
eg why does God allow war to happen.
War is man made, as is religion.
I’m not trying to impose any personal thought system here, but
imagine how different things would be in the middle east for example, if the Jews and the Arabs let the Messiah in – if grace was present there’d be no ego wars.
Relationships are too often breaking down, and the effects on children are long lasting. I encourage people, through this piece, to allow grace to enter their lives.