I’d Rather Give Audience to Spirit by Elizabeth Bice Luerssen
I really wasn’t enjoying the show playing on my stage of consciousness–sad, depressing, even frightening, and with a cast of characters no one could love.
“The show must go on.” It must? Must something so bad have a good run? Then I had an angel of an idea: I stopped watching; took away the audience. And the show closed!
That poem resonated with me the minute I read it and I thought of times when those unwanted shows tried to entertain me in my thoughts. Psalm 34:19 states “A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.” This means to me that I need to question my focus when an endless tape is playing and I will do that today.
While looking out at the cold winter’s day with temperature below freezing, a verse of a poem by Natalie Sleeth comes to thought.
“In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter, there’s a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.”
There is such beauty and comfort in that poem as I trust God with everything!
As Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded of a poem I recently found and read and reread and it expresses how I feel. It was written by Ila Elizabeth Rose.
Gratitude is proffered thanks–
Not a cloak to admire,
Not a mask to acquire
Gratitude is living thanks–
Not for a season set aside
To mark tradition’s passing tide
Gratitude is constant thanks–
A consciousness of Truth that fills
Our cup with love until it spills