Flight into freedom

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.

‘Flying free’

I want to fly free

from all that keeps me

in captivity,

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

whispering softly

 urging me on.

One day I will truly fly

arise and drift beyond

these mortal skies

at last.


“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

  1. Dearest Joy
    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.
    Blessings XX

    • 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

  2. 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

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