Come forward, face the sun,
day blossoms as done.
Horizons lift into
life’s heart golden spun.
Walk from the silence
of the peace that comes due,
when the Heart is the frame
and Love, the View.
Ache with the calling
that stirs to become,
to touch all that Breathes
in the mystery of One.
Leave all, let fall;
no possession may keep…
deeply the motion,
though the heart may weep.
Found in the glory
of empty palms grace,
is the fill of a Kingdom
that brings Souls to embrace.
©2012 Linda Willows
Photograph by Belyaeva Light
Published by Linda Willows
The aim of The BELOVED is to awaken Christian Unity, embolden Fellowship and inspire Hope. "Our hearts are confident because of God’s Love, encouraged by the joy of His Loving Presence, gathered together by the enduring power of His Spirit."
Linda's journey includes writing, prayer, and daily devotion, "surely, I know less and less as my heart empties to the majesty of Seeing Jesus Christ".
With a love for people expanded by extensive travels to more than 20 countries and work in regions of crises, she expresses a lifelong dedication to the Heart of what unites us - God's Love. Willows was the Founder and Director of a non-profit Humanitarian NGO with the United Nations. Currently she is devoted to community, writing projects and Christian outreach.
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18 thoughts on “Empty Palm’s Grace ~by Linda Willows”
This is beautiful Linda.
That first stanza is just lovely there’s a calm optimism in it for me. I need all the optimism I can source at this time of year; Im finding it very dificult as my condition progresses to hold on to it.
You must, Christine…hold on to hope, to your Faith in things which surpass all “exterior” conditions! You have so much Heart and Love, such a precious Life! Believe that anything is possible, then keep your Heart open, Love, Linda
Thanks Linda. Your response brought a tear, but a good one of gratitude for all I have. Xx
You positive thoughts in life are just so inspiring…keep them coming dear girl!!
Thank you, Laurie…even when, life or one’s own thoughts may not seem positive…it does bring great peace, even joy to dwell from the core of Love in the Heart and know that you can always “find your way back home”! Love, Linda
Linda…aah..I messed up today. The computer sent out the template I was to use, instead of my real post. Well maybe it wasn’t the computer but the operator☺☺Any hoo, girl I had you nominated as Blog of the Year. Come back and visit!
We escape the slavery of mortality by seeking (even in the wilderness) the traces of divine footsteps. In surrender, we are freed. I love this, Linda. As always, your words find a home in my soul. ~ Love, Bobbie
I love your reference to the “wilderness” and divine footsteps! Said with such Spirit and Heart, Bobbie. Thank you so much! Love for you! Linda
Your poems are always a true blessing, but even more so this week your poem is so very invigorating! I received a blessing within your words which filled my spirit with your spiritual touch and I was lifted with a sweet staying power that your life light always brings. I hope your christmas was wonderful and i look forward to reading and embracing your words in this new year! God bless and much love to you Linda! P.S. I loved the image!
my gratitude for your kind words Dear Wendell. We shall lift one another in the New Year! All blessings to you! Love, Linda
what a stunning photo with words to match…thank you for this gift this day. xx
So glad, Linda, that you enjoyed this…you and your amazing Heart are a gift as well! Love, Linda
Linda, this is a very moving poem.
Thank you very much, Clarice. I am so glad that it touched you. Love, Linda
Very uplifting and beautiful Linda! So much is about the direction we face — and I always try to find the sun in every situation. To look through the window of heart – and view Love — that is really the most Divine of intentions – and to me makes most sense as to what this life is all about … Thank you for your gift today dear friend ~ Much Love to You !! xxoo Robyn
Yes…the direction, you have put it beautifully Robyn. I like the idea of “finding the sun in every situation” ….one might also ask during the day, “how can I frame this with Heart and view it with Love?” I am very glad that you brought up the idea of Intentions. They are so powerful. Thank you very much. Sending all my love to you, Linda
“Found in the glory of empty palms grace, is the fill of a Kingdom that brings Souls embrace.” – stunning words of truth, my dear friend Linda, spoken from the depths of heart and soul. This is a powerful, beautiful poem and message; all we are, all we may carry, is love; so much love there is no room for anything but the light of love. Sending you much love, dear friend. Julie xoxox
such special and dear words from my admired friend and poet, thank you, Dear Julie, I love you!