(Today’s post dedicated to my mother Maggie on this, her birthday. She has taught me to love and hold on to Words.)
Moments like pebbles jet- skim over water, thrown out hard, fast from child’s hand, speed along, bump, skip along. Ripple space, dent, ripple path. Fall hard.
Speedy jump all bullet shot out of angled hand to delight. Race on.
And words thrown out, caught in heart nets. Tossed, captured, pondered. We grab, wrestle with these letters all clustered up, woven in wonder. Knitted for warmth, encouragement, teaching, healing. Put forth for comfort and hope.
Grab hold of time, wrap it in words with love. Cherish its beauty, its singular lightening fast, quick flash, steamy quick rising temporariness. Hold hard to words telling story of moment.
Put a word on a wound. Place a word on pain , wrap it in God-breathed, God-given hope. Send it out in a prayer built of words, fragile and sweet.
Put a word on joy, put a word on wonder. Cinch it in silver shiny wrapping with bow of beauty. Deliver it in Mercy, signed with signatures of Grace.
Speak them, write them, sing them, show them , shout them, whisper them,
sling them– those grace-notes, love-notes, words dredged from deep heart places.
Watch it , this word chosen in care, delivered in love. Watch it skim across the hearts of one in need. Leave a little love dent, a kind ripple, and fall hard on the soft places of the inside place.
See hope take root. And healing take place.
Words skipped all tippy toed school girl happy hopping poetic on the spaces of need. Choose them with care, toss them in love, your words, this Sabbath, this day and every one given by Him.
Poetry most often communicates emotions, not directly, but by creating imaginatively the grounds for those emotions. It therefore communicates something more than the emotion; only by means of that something does it communicate the emotion at all “–C.S. Lewis, “Studies in Words