I do ask your prayers.
Into the land of darkness,
beneath the dun-winged night
I’m locked in devil’s harness,
and locked into this fight.
It’s not been of my choosing,
it’s not been to my taste,
and though it’s past confusing,
there is no time to waste
for every minute that I gain
from which I might wring joy
outbalances the myriad pains
that Satan may employ.
Death is gain, and never loss
when you’re in the shadow of the Cross.
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I'm sorry it's so very hard for you dear brother. But thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry with us still, even from within the darkness. We are in the shadow of the cross, waiting for that glorious resurrection. And I am praying for you tonight. May you feel the closeness of Jesus as you rest by His shadow.ReplyDelete
Bettie, thank you for these lovely words, and most especially for your prayers. You are in ours as well.Delete
I pray for some relief on this night. With God all things possible.ReplyDelete
Lisa, yes! I hold to His promise.Delete
Than you so much for being here.
Dear Jesus, come to Andrew's aid. Touch his life with the Great Physician's touch. I ask a special blessing for Andrew tonight. Bring hope, help, and healing, I ask it in Your holy and precious name, dear Lord Jesus, AmenReplyDelete
My dear Norma, thank you so much for this lovely prayer!Delete
Thank you so much!Delete
Praying for you, Andrew! And still in awe of your poetry when everything in your is wrung out and cringing, my friend. Breaks my heart! I do pray that 2020 is filled with more of God's comfort than you've ever experienced before! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Beth, thank you so much for your prayers, and your kind words. The year, in terms of grace, is starting well (aside from us both having the flu).Delete
'Death is gain, and never lossReplyDelete
when you’re in the shadow of the Cross.'
This is hard to live out, isn't it, friend. Only through Christ's help can we make it through ...
Linda, it is hard, and yes, possible only with Christ.Delete
Andrew, I'm praying for you. Thank you for sharing your perspective and such accurate truth in your poems. May God continue to strengthen your heart and your determination. May He continue to help you live each day well. Sending you a very gentle hug, friend.ReplyDelete
Jeanne, thank you so much for this lovely affirmation, and especially for the prayers and hug!Delete
Praying for you, Andrew. May God's all-sufficient grace meet you in each moment, strengthening and comforting you to fully live out each one.ReplyDelete
Julie, thank you so much for this heartfelt and spot-on prayer!Delete
Annie in Texas
Thank you so much for being here.
Sending prayers Andrew.ReplyDelete
Leon, you prayers are truly appreciated.Delete