For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword,

piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow,

and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12


The wind whispered in my ear

I heard it plain and very clear

trees swayed as they declared,



The clouds darkened; the air so stiff

thunder rumbled overhead

my throat closed up tight wondering if

I’d truly heard the word they said,



“Who is there? Where are you at?

Who’s speaking to me?”

I had to ask.

But all I heard was:



Down on my knees I fell at last

the grit and dirt prodded from the path

Once again,



My head lifted and I stared

straight in front of me

there in the path it stood.

A stump chest high

with little branches reaching for the sky

flat and smooth upon the top

it called to me,



On shaky legs shook I stood at last

heartbeat jumping out of my chest

curious of the book upon the stump lay

once again, I hear it say,



I found myself looking down,

my breaths slow and shallow at the sight

the book so new, shiny, and clean

within a sudden, peaceful silence

it still beckons to me,



My eyes scanned the pages and as I read

a gentle breeze turned pages for me

the words spoke as if they lived and breathed

tears from my eyes began to stream.

I couldn’t stop even if I’d wanted

the words captured deep into my soul

longing and desire my new companion on this road.


Picking up this book I found

I couldn’t, nor desired, to put it down

it held all my secrets yet all of my needs

was just like someone walking with me

and I think there is because I believe

there are just some things only your heart can see.


The road is long, sometimes the path steep

there will be times when the way is heaped

with sadness, despair, or even joyous glee

but one day you’ll hear the book as it pleas



Why do you wait? Why do you linger?

What scares you the most?

Or do you sense danger?

It’s scary I know, I freely admit

but I guarantee you it is worth it in the end.

You might have to crawl before you can walk

go slowly at first there’s no rush at all.


Once you get started it is simple, it’s easy

just read one page at a time

and I know you will find

Your journey and mine has been worth every fall

listen, listen to the Savior’s call,



Marcell Warner Bridges

©20 February 2009

Revised 16 June 2022

If you are feeling the call of Jesus to come and spend time with him, maybe today is the day to heed his call and simply come.

From My Heart to Yours,

Marcie 🙂


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