rising: learning how to exercise our faith wings

“True faith is not a leap into the dark; it’s a leap into the light.” — Eric Metaxas


There’s a clapping flap 
of wings beating the air
in tune with the universe 

as crows become airborne
dark blots against azure blue,
crest the currents 

with ease and grace,
reveal their natural
ownership of this space.

Sky’s acreage invites us
to investigate, seek to soar 
above and beyond 

our human state,
renders us minuscule,
reduced to earthly dust,

earthbound creatures
trying to advance themselves 
to earth’s outer reaches. 

Perhaps we would find 
ourselves less distinct, 
sharing an affinity, interlinked 

with avian life, 
note how we are connected,
joined together 

with threads of soul flight
while rooted here below—
inhabitants of day and night.
© joylenton

“Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.” — Victor Hugo

7 thoughts on “rising: learning how to exercise our faith wings

    • Yes, there is, Deborah, especially when trials and tribulations multiply and life on earth looks less inviting to us. Escape seems highly desirable then. Blessings of flights of faith, fancy and freedom to you, my friend! x 😊💜

  1. Dear Joy, this phrase speaks so deeply to me:

    “soul flight while rooted here below”

    Oh to see how beautifully God is enabling us to be in that soul flight with Him already. I long for that day when we will rise to meet Him. But until that day, He truly is gifting our souls to fly with Him now. Blessings and love to you dear friend. ❤

    • Dear Bettie, that phrase is the heart of the poem, isn’t it? It’s a freeing thought to know we can soar inwardly by God’s grace even when we’re chained down by earthly circumstances. Therefore we have hope for today and tomorrow. Our longing to rise and be with Christ increases as we struggle here, knowing full freedom awaits us in time to come. Keep holding on, dear friend! Blessings and love to you, too. x ❤️

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