“Just as rain and snow descend from the skies
and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth,
Doing their work of making things grow and blossom,
producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry,
So will the words that come out of my mouth
not come back empty-handed.
They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them. So you’ll go out in joy,
you’ll be led into a whole and complete life.
The mountains and hills will lead the parade,
bursting with song.”
~ Isaiah 55:10 – 12
I imagine you, there at Heaven’s windows, cupping your hands
in this moment called new year’s day,
holding whispers of your longing and intercession,
like edelweiss stars in your hand.
Then… lips to blossom –
blowing your prayers out over the earth.
One by two by three,
sifting, tumbling, through your fingers…
I see them now,
feathering soft as air, floating lightly… lightly.
Tiny winter dancers, hand in hand around the trees, over the grasses,
encircling homes and hearts,
dusting all in your Nutcracker grace suite;
And…watching, I wonder —
Do our prayers dance like particles in sunlight rays before your throne?
Do they cause you to pause, catch your breath…
like your wing-tipped words do me?
I want to take hands with your prayers, O Lord.
To move to the strings of your heart.
Twirl them like satiny ribbons over others.
Lift up my face to your snowflake petitions
that remind me…
You hold each of mine
close in hand
until they are ready to sail
on the breath of your words that always…always…accomplish your dream.
© Pam Depoyan
This is why he [Jesus] can completely save those who are approaching God through him, because he always lives to speak with God for them.
~ Hebrews 7:25
because Laura’s beautiful story Playdates With God: Snow Dance over at the Wellspring stirred my own thoughts today, as feathersoft, it came a twirling in late afternoon…
and Love to encourage others? Read this January 2 post today! Winsome Wednesday – Introducing Encourage 24/7