Being cloistered

cloistered file image PJ


Impatient, busy feet

cross the street from sunlight

to shade, preferring dark

in the shadowed cloisters

of their barren heart

They do not see You, still

and patient in their midst

Nor catch the uttered cry

light as butterfly wings

that sings into the air

already thick with Your words

Blind eyes and stone insides

remain mute to their touch

What will it take to make

a world awaken to

the wonder and glory of You?


Dear Father,

As the storms of life arise,

may we be cloistered within

your heart, kept safe and

sheltered within the calm blue

sea of your grace, held fast and

secure by the anchor of your

love and tethered to you by

faith and trust in Jesus

Christ our Lord


Friends, I’ve been cloistered inside for a few weeks, needing a time set aside for necessary recuperation and rest. And I want to say how much I appreciate your kind thoughts, comments and prayers as I’ve been recovering some energy.

I’m slowly discovering there’s no safer place to be than in the shadow of God’s wings. May you also find the help, support and comfort you need during your own seasons of withdrawing unto Him.

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty (Whose power no foe can withstand). I will say of the Lord, He is my God; on Him I lean and rely and in Him I (confidently) trust!” ~ Psalm 91:1-2 (Amplified) 


2 thoughts on “Being cloistered

  1. Hello my friend…just a little while ago, while having lunch, you popped into my heart and I thought to write to see how you are doing.

    I go online and here you are.

    This is a beautiful piece! I tweeted it. LOVE the image of being cloistered in His heart.

    Thanks and keep pampering yourself as you let Him love on you lots.

    Blessings from across the pond!! 🙂



    • Hello Sheila. It’s lovely to see you here! Thanks very much for thinking of and praying for me. I really appreciate it. Now that family have departed after staying here for a few days, I may have a better opportunity to pamper myself in the Lord (intriguing thought!) and “let Him love on (me) lots.” Busyness can so easily eat into making sacred spaces, can’t it?

      I’m so pleased you liked this poem. Your words always inspire and bless me, friend. May you have a relaxing and blessed weekend. Hope the weather has improved “across the pond” and you can photograph more than snow! 🙂 ❤

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