God meets with us in the dust and detritus of our daily lives.
Here, right where we are, planted in ordinary, He grants us tastes of His extraordinary ways.
Sacred spaces exist in the secular. Holy sounds can be found all around.
And as I lay resting more than before, trying to recover from flu-induced extra weariness and weakness, God has been meeting with me most in the everyday.
Touching me with tenderness, revealing reminders of His grace, bringing beauty out of the ashes of adversity.
Yes, I yearn for strength, energy and ability to walk the earth, feel grass beneath my feet.
I long to be by the sea, sniff coastal breezes, breathe deep.
Yet here, confined as my life might currently be, there is no constraint which God’s Spirit cannot overcome.
He finds a way to whisper to hungry hearts, to touch limited lives with His liveliness.
Here’s what I heard while at rest recently…
Ripples of sound reverberate through
radiators like discordant chimes
They remind me of times when I can
blow hot and cold in my emotions
and require God’s radiant heat
to slow and steady me
with the warmth of its beat
Swish-bend of trees, reaching high
then low to earth is a dance
stirred by Holy Spirit sighs
And it reminds me of the need
to remain supple in my soul
while God oils each crack and crevice
of its bark to make me whole
White-plumped pillows cradling
my head as I slumber-rest
within this bed are reminders
of the way I’m held fast
in God’s loving embrace as He
speaks peace to soothe this hour
and gently smooth out the days
Curtains closed to guard light-wary
eyes against invading bright rays
provide a shield whereby
I’m reminded of protection
from above, where worldly
darkness can never conceal
penetrating grace and love
Home comforts:hot drinks, meals, company and conversation, bed, quiet and dark where needed
Symptoms less severe, improvement knocking at the door, healing closer than before
Being soothed by God’s voice when my soul grows fretful, noisy in its haste to be well
Given whispered poetic words to share
Seeing grace reverberating in daily life ~ here, there and everywhere ~ #1000gifts of grace
10 thoughts on “Reverberations of grace”
So beautiful, Joy. What a blessing when God reveals His extraordinary ways in the midst of ordinary days! Your trials are heavy, but through them God increases His beauty in you. Hugs!
I agree, Trudy. It is blessing indeed “when God reveals His extraordinary ways in the midst of ordinary days” and touches earth with a glimpse of heaven. Thank you for your kindness. This cracked pot is happy to shine for the Lord in her brokenness and woundedness! Blessings and hugs to you. xox
“This cracked pot is happy to shine for the Lord in her brokenness and woundedness!” This touched a hurting place within me, Joy. I have to remember that even though we’re feeling broken and wounded, the Lord can still shine His love through us. Thank you for the reminder.
Trudy, I see it in you, in the words you share, in your transparency which speaks volumes to other hurting souls.You already are shining bright in your brokenness and bringing glory to God. xox
Hi Joy! As I read your poem, I found myself tearing up. How I relate to your reflections and feelings, as you well know. I just wrote in my journal something like your thoughts on the Holy Spirit. How he moves and enlivens anywhere, any place.
Sink into the softness of your pillows my friend. Know that the Lord is right there, in every breathing minute, bringing his peace and healing. May my prayers accompany him too.
Hi Ceil. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, empathy and prayers; they are greatly appreciated! It was soothing and restful to be given ‘permission’ as such to “sink into the softness of your pillows” because I often feel I am wasting time while taking necessary naps and rest periods. But I know my body won’t heal or recover well from the flu without them, never mind have energy or strength for the day ahead.
How lovely to think of the Lord being right here with me “in every breathing minute, bringing his peace and healing” as you so beautifully put it. I will hold that in mind as I surrender to stillness and rest! Your words have brought peace to my soul. Sending hugs and healing prayers your way too, my friend. 🙂 x
Beautiful words Joy, you are blessed indeed by his grace, and we, in turn, by your words.
I hope you feel better soon dear friend,
God bless, Kimmie x
Oh, Kimmie, I am greatly blessed and encouraged by your friendship and visit here! Thank you so much for your sweet concern. I am slowly regaining some strength and ability to throw off the awful symptoms that have plagued me since Christmas. God is good! He is the Healer and Restorer of our minds, bodies and lives. May you sense His healing touch and grace today. Blessings and love. xox
Love this. Thank you for sharing. It’s true that God meets us wherever we are at, even in the most ordinary or mundane. Sometimes, that’s really the best too. 🌻
Thank you! I agree that those “most ordinary or mundane” moments are often the best ones of all to hear from and meet with God. May you be blessed by eternal encounters in the everyday. 🙂