Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Winter's Slumber

Winter's slumber weighs heavy on my spirit,
Like rain, frozen on fragile branches, 
nearly touching cold earth.

May warmth from the Son 
cause spiritual icicles to melt, 
like drops of grace, 
like new mercies 

every morning...

So thirsty, mouth and lips are dry,
Cracked, like miles of desert lands. 
Only You can cause clouds to form
Bring drenching desert storm
To deeply satisfy thirsty sands.

Equilibrium’s been pulled by a strange gravity
That seems to be surely from this earth...
Would you equalize me? 
Only in You sweet balance returns.
Spiritual symmetry. 

This heart, you made has songs deep within
she longs to share in harmonious blending
of lives giving & receiving in love’s pleasure unending 
Bringing glory to Father, Son and Spirit--
Until He comes to gather his bride
And take her to the place
He’s prepared for them
To love, forever. 

©  Marie  Nease ~ January 29, 2009  

"For behold, the winter is past,

The rain is over and gone.
12 ‘The flowers have already appeared in the land;
The time has arrived for pruning the vines,
And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.
13 ‘The fig tree has ripened its figs,
And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance.
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along"

Song of Solomon 2:11-13

Longing for Spring...again. 
Every cold Winter, I ache for Spring.... 
I'm made to long for Spring.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kiss the World with Spring!

Winter sleeps in icy bliss
While we pray the sun will kiss
the world with spring again.
Shivering under the moons dim light
We beseech the sun, “End the night!”
But, the watchful eye of the sun could see
The preparation and growing 
that winter would bring.
There is dying that is needed
Before the ground can be seeded
And new life can begin to grow.
Buds and blossoms raise their lovely heads
Stretching and emerging from winter beds.
The air is filled with joyous sound.
An orchestra of birds and bees has found
that winter’s chill didn’t last forever!
Trees stretch their limbs
And shake off winter’s clothes
Dancing like children
as a warmer breeze blows.
 The sun smiles and the sky grows blue
And again the world is new!
Icicles slowing melting
Dripping on the ground.
Just another proof that spring has been found!
Our hearts take on a new life of their own
as the freshness of spring is newly known.

© Copyright 2003 Rennie Marie Nease 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Allowing Him to Grasp Us

The part we play in knowing God
is a song, composed mainly
of us allowing Him
to grasp us…
To take hold of us,
of our hearts
and firmly hold
us there
in a close embrace--
Our ears listening
to His heartbeat;
slowly but surely
our heart beats
in unison
with His
& we begin
to hear like His ears hear
to speak like His voice speaks
to touch like His hands touch
to love like His heart loves
to die to self like He died for us
© Copyright 2005 ~ Marie Nease
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Inspired by Rainier Maria Rilke
  "When I saw others straining toward God,
I did not understand it, 
for though I may have had
him less than they did, 
there was no one blocking
the way between him and me, 
and I could reach his heart easily. 
It is up to him, after all, to have us. 
our part consists of almost solely 
in letting him grasp us."