Thursday, October 20, 2011

In God's heart, I am...

I thought of the words
I could write in a poem
to answer the question posed:
in God’s heart, I am – what?

The heart: organ of life, suffused
with blood.

Words flow into the what
as blood drips from a wound
in the side, as blood is sweated
in a garden, as blood flies
like tiny globules from a scourging,
as blood seeps from a bruised face,
as blood congeals from thorns
in the forehead.

Take, drink: so much blood.

In God’s heart, I am.

Over at Faith Barista, Bonnie Gray has asked the question, how would you fill in the blank: In god’s heart, I am ­­­­­­­­­­­­___________. To see other posts, pleased visit Bonnie’s faith carnival.

Photograph: Blood Red Hearts by Michael Meilen via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe said...

Oh, how awesome that you put a period at the end of the sentence. "In God's Heart, I am." I really am in God's heart. Your words have blessed me.

Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke said...

Yes! Just being in God's heart is enough.
Thank you!
May God continue to bless you and keep you in his heart!

Louise Gallagher said...

I too find comfort and inspiration in the period at the end.


Lisa notes... said...

Oh. I am. What a perfect reply. Without him, we are not. With him--in him--we are.

Caroline said...

Oh yes. We both exist because of Him and we are steadily in His heart. Quite powerful, Glynn. Thank you.

Sheila Moore said...

magnificent, each and every drop that you reminded me of with this. thank you.

Beth said...

What would we be without Him? Nothing, but with Him, we are. Very powerful post! Thanks!

Beth said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
nance marie said...


S. Etole said...

That is one powerful ending!

thewritelife2 said...

Nice poem. The only time I ever write poetry is when I am depressed. That's why I couldn't be a poet. LOL.

Laurie Kolp said...

Wow, Glenn... this is amazing, so very powerful. Thank you!