“A Wind Through Reed’s Prayer”, a worship poem from L.Willows (Blessing, God’s Glory, Hearts Lifted)

A Wind Through Reed’s Prayer

I have seen a place where we all rise,
where music awaits that lifts clouds to skies.
All of the heavens are opened by a Gate,
there in the roam of a Paradise state.

Kept by a sweetness, I felt someone near-
all of life’s friendships, everyone dear.
Touched by such heart-songs, there I could dance
all of the songs that seemed from life’s trance.

Here in the midst of such love, I was called
in the joy of a river that worshiped, enthralled.
Stepping out from all that keeps us astray
a Threshold beckoned and swept me away.

There were no tears in this quiet place bright.
Sunshine of warmth beckoned all towards the Light.
I cast off a shoe, then the other, then free-
Soon I was dancing with another like me.

I remember the Motion that swept through me there
cast like some other; like a wind through reed’s prayer.
This from a roam at some heavenly Gate
I rose to a journey in the Spirit’s elate.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Revelation 21:4
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

Psalm 30:11
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,”

Romans828Beloved

If I ever waver or am tempted to be moved by a circumstance that appears to be less than “fortunate” as judged from my mortal perspective, His infallible Spirit leads me to these holy words in scripture, in particular to Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good!” Indeed, we are so fortunate to belong to The Beloved.

Romans 8
Life in the Spirit

1There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.a 2For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,c he condemned sin in the flesh, 4in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. 8Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.