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.
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
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,
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