That Which Lies Hidden

Heavenly Father, I come to you humbled and downcast
Seeking your mercy and forgivingness
Hear my silent prayers

I long for your words of compassion and truth
To be fed with your grace
That encourages me, yet…

Your words cut through me
Like a two-edged sword
Cutting and trimming away that which lies hidden
A just suffering that will heal and bind

A seed is useless unless it falls to the ground and dies
Sprouting forth new life, more mature, more resilient
Capturing my attention with truth
It bares fruit that feeds my soul

April 5, 2011