And you will seek Me and find Me,

when you search for Me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13






I want to climb a mountain

            perhaps the higher I am

            the closer I can get to God.

So, I climbed the mountain

            reached the top

            took in the view

            felt on top of the world


            He was not there.



Sitting on the shore

            watching the tides come in, go out

            I thought I’d find Him here.

Breathing in the salt air

            I felt so small compared

            to the vastness of the ocean

Where does the sky and sea meet?

            The distance felt too great.



The meadow so peaceful and quiet

            green grasses swaying in the breezes

            I lay down upon its blanket

            watching the clouds pass through the blue.

Surely He is here

            among the flowers, vibrant and fair

            the birds chirping, bees buzzing

The quiet is too quiet

            it is lonely here.



Sitting on the brown colored carpet

            the walls come caving in

            I’ve searched the world to find Him

            He’s not in any of it.



My head bows low, tears begin

            I speak His name, softly, then again

            somewhere in those moments

            a stirring awakens within

My heart fills with emotion

            as I hear Him

                        speak my name.


~Marcie Bridges

©7, May 2013



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