“Hush my little one, my child.
Dry your tears on my sleeve
and tremble no more.
For I am here with you now
Though you may not see me,
my eye is ever upon you,
ready to catch you when you stumble,
there to pick you up when you fall.
Reaching out for your hand
to lead you along my Way.
I am here to provide for and protect you,
to teach and to nurture your heart –
the one I hold so tenderly in my hand.
I walk beside you
and before you.
I will bring you safely home
and watch for your arrival.
Your frailty and weakness I know.
I will be your fortress, your hiding place.
I will carry you through each valley,
In my arms you will traverse the rocky trail.
My footing is sure.
Rely on my strength and my fortitude
to bring you into my waiting arms,
into my glory,
and into my heart.”
That’s what my retreat day was all about last week. I just needed to stop roaming around lost looking for Jesus. Instead, I needed to stay right where I was and wait for him to come find me. And he did. He found me, ran to me, hugged me and told me he was glad. Then he took my hand in his as we continue our journey. By the way – I never got an answer to how to ensure I never get lost again, but when I do get lost again, I know exactly what to do and I know Jesus will always come find me.
About the pictures:
Fichter Fairy Gardens (May 2011)