“Heart, Patched by Grace”
This heart, patched by Grace from such mercies above…
Has been covered by acts of full kindness that poured-
And landed to all of my parts that then soared.
I bow upon friendships and Your Godly known Love.
Yes, Lord I can fathom how in all life, You
Do live throughout all the miraculously formed;
From even the smallest and most humble cause…
Life rumbles to quake Your Love’s birth and imbue.
© 2017 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