Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Turn Away From Darkness


                                         During long nights of winter,
                                                  silhouetted in frost,
                                                  leave broken yesterdays
                                                  to look upon the cross.
                                                  
                                                 Lift your eyes heavenward
                                                 away from frozen hopes                                                        
                                               Focus in the darkness.
                                                 Stillness calls you to cope.
                                                      
                                              Listening to the silence,
                                                 turning away from fear,
                                                 wake up to letting go
                                                 to hear Him. He is near.
                                         
                                                Possibilities await
                                                as fears fly out of sight.
                                              Turn away from darkness
                                                that shackled you last night.



2 Corinthians 4:18 
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, 
since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.




Now turn your eyes Spiritual Journey Thursday created by Holly Mueller. Each Thursday, Holly and the faithful community of bloggers come together to pause, reflect, and write on a topic. January and February's blogs are devoted to each blogger's one little word journeys, starting with Holly's word, focus. We have covered my OLW, listen, Michelle Haseltine's word, fly, and now Leigh Ann Eck's word, turn. I thank Holly for her guidance in choosing "just right" topics and bringing this community together. I am grateful for our connections and hope others are drawn closer to their spiritual journeys.