“The kiss of new Birth”, a sacred poem by Linda Willows

2 Corinthians 4:6-7
For God who said, “Let Light shine out of darkness, made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”


Fashioned out of clay I was
unformed and deep in quiet bound.

Shadows cast by Light unknown,
surrounding night with naught a sound.

Enter then a ray’s impress,
such gentle touch did probe heart’s rest.

Then stirred reveal of Life to Itself;
the seedling quickens, oh Glory in stealth…

about to receive the kiss of New Birth,
from none less than He, Lord of All…
The Beloved One, who Created the Earth.

©2015 Linda Willows

photograph by Alexander Prischepov

“Your Name’s sake”…a devotional poem by Linda Willows

With all I am, I called your Name,
My heart in the pause of mortal pain.
No night must hold my form from you
Or bind my veiled and shadowed view.
Instead I am a child forgiven;
Comforted, held, healed and forgiven.
I am your own, redeemed; love-driven.
Alive to seek you in a daily wake.
All Heaven’s quake in the hush of Name’s sake.
When called by You such Love reveals
Your power, Lord, Christ Jesus heals.

©2014 Linda Willows

Photograph from the portfolio of satrifoto.livejournal


“Heart Motions”, by Linda Willows


Sacred flame burrow in to out
winding the bend of Godly route.
Life formed new in creations hold,
in God’s own hand, my soul quickens bold.

Reaching in, with sacred vow given,
Breath to heart; His glory risen.
Holy might does bind this seed,
treasured by Love – born and freed.

Captured in wind, dancing with light,
my heart motions to quake this night.
Flame of love meets shining embrace.
Mercy quickens the fullness of Grace.

© 2014 Linda Willows