Original photography and artwork with a poem worth your time to read.



by Russell Kelfer

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried;
Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied.
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate . . .
And the Master so gently said, “Wait.”

“Wait? you say wait?” my indignant reply.
“Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By faith I have asked, and I’m claiming your Word.

“My future and all to which I relate
Hangs in the balance, and you tell me to wait?
I’m needing a ‘yes’, a go-ahead sign,
Or even a ‘no’ to which I can resign.

“You promised, dear Lord, that if we believe,
We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
And Lord I’ve been asking, and this is my cry:
I’m weary of asking! I need a reply.”

Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate,
As my Master replied again, “Wait.”
So I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut,
And grumbled to God, “So, I’m waiting for what?”

He seemed then to kneel, and His eyes met with mine . . .
and He tenderly said, "I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead and cause mountains to run.

“I could give all you seek and pleased you would be.
You’d have what you want, but you wouldn’t know Me.
You’d not know the depth of my love for each saint.
You’d not know the power that I give to the faint.

“You’d not learn to see through clouds of despair;
You’d not learn to trust just by knowing I’m there.
You’d not know the joy of resting in Me
When darkness and silence are all you can see.

“You’d never experience the fullness of love
When the peace of My spirit descends like a dove.
You would know that I give, and I save, for a start,
But you’d not know the depth of the beat of My heart.

“The glow of my comfort late into the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without sight.
The depth that’s beyond getting just what you ask
From an infinite God who makes what you have last.

“You’d never know, should your pain quickly flee,
What it means that My grace is sufficient for thee.
Yes, your dearest dreams overnight would come true,
But, oh, the loss, if you missed what I’m doing in you.

“So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to truly know me.
And though oft My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still . . . Wait.”


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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 4 years ago

    The words really have it for me,


  • Thank you for your nice comment, Malcom.

    – Marie Sharp

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Marie…the poem is perfect and hits home for me…waiting is hard to do, but the best things in life always seem to be those things we have to work the hardest at and many times, simply wait. C.S. Lewis wrote: “Sometimes,our best havings are our wantings” It is the wait that makes the wanting even sweeter.

  • I am not a patient person, so this poem really spoke to me. Thank you for your nice comments, my friend:)xx

    – Marie Sharp

  • Lilbits
    Lilbitsover 4 years ago

    Lovely Work And Words:)))))))))))xoxox

  • Thank you dear friend:)xxx

    – Marie Sharp

  • Obadiah-Qi
    Obadiah-Qiover 4 years ago

    There is only “wait” through the eyes of time yet God is eternal and therefore delegates mankind as but a point of reference — a selfish myopia, no less however as a component to the body of Christ, but an iota nonetheless, therefore because he is the seed, we are relegated to its ongoing need, hence and forever in blind want of eternity throughout time as we perceive it — and so it is the blessing that we must “wait.”

    Beautiful work here…

  • Thank you so very much, Obadiah-Qi. I appreciate your comments.

    – Marie Sharp

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    fabulous picture, great light,dawnx

  • Thank you so very much, Dawn:)xx

    – Marie Sharp

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work my friend,and what great words.

  • Thank you so much, Sharon:)xx

    – Marie Sharp

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful work and words Marie!

  • Thank you so very much, Kim:)xx

    – Marie Sharp

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 4 years ago

    Lovely words and image, Marie!

  • Thank you so much, my friend:)xx

    – Marie Sharp

  • vigor
    vigorover 4 years ago

    That was a poem worth reading, it really puts it all into perspective. Beautiful image to go with this as well. Great work Marie! ;>

  • Thank you so much, Viv, for your nice comments. Be blessed always!xx

    – Marie Sharp

  • kindangel
    kindangelover 4 years ago
    Such a delightful and impressing art work, Marie!!! And absolutely great words, it so is important and correct for all of us!!!:)Iren
  • Thank you so much for your nice comments, Iren:)xx

    – Marie Sharp

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