When pain presses in hard we find ourselves longing for freedom.
Chained to ground.
Desperate to escape the shackles.
Looking for a way to live lightly and freely.
Get beyond the everyday struggles.
Seeking goodness. Seeking grace. Seeking God’s face.
Longing for our eternal home.
I want to fly free
from all that keeps me
all that imprisons a frail body
held fast and earthbound.
To move with the flow and embrace
Holy Spirit’s current of grace.
Soar above the ground
above all circumstance and place,
all sound and sight
of fallen humanity
into a space
where You dwell
and all is Light.
Become as bird, eagle borne
given strength to flee
and rise above this earthly frame
tied down, weighted fast
with sickness, sin and shame.
Fly into Love’s fragrant air
breathe deep and easy,
no pain or suffering anywhere.
With mind, body, spirit as one
stretch out to reach glorious Son,
feel heat of His radiant rays
filling all moments, hours and days.
Dance to the beat of His song
of freedom beckoning now
urging me on.
One day I will truly fly
arise and drift beyond
these mortal skies
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint” ~ Isaiah 40:31
Linking here with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is:‘Fly’ You are warmly invited and welcome to join in.
8 thoughts on “Flight into freedom”
Oh, how I feel and share your longing to finally be completely free, but even now with our bodies that are struggling under the burdens of infirmity, our hearts can already taste the first fruits of Eternity. As always, your words capture beauty.
Dear Mia, it is quite a longing, isn’t it? We will never be entirely free of it while we inhabit these mortal bodies. Though I totally agree with you in having a heart that “can already taste the first fruits of Eternity” that is wired into our souls. Blessings, sweet friend. Xx
Such a beautiful poem.
Hi Colline. Thanks very much for stopping by to bless me with your kind words! Im glad you liked it. Blessings 🙂
I can relate to this lovely poem many times over in my past and perhaps will some time again in the future , I always enjoy your poems Joy they are such a blessing to me no matter the day . Keep up the good work of touching others hearts with the gift God has given you .
Thanks very much, Maxine! I’m so pleased this has spoken to you. My heart is touched by your lovely encouraging comment. The words will continue to flow as God grants me utterance. Xx
Thats a beautiful poem, Joy!
Hi Jedidja. It’s lovely to see you here! Thanks very much for stopping by, my friend. I’m so pleased you liked my FMF poem. Blessings 🙂 xx