Speak my heart, hope – it longs, it lasts,
throughout and until these times, it casts.
Let me be like a child,
taking sweet cover
in the great mist
of our God’s Great Hover.
How His peace stills,
how it becomes,
like a sky wrapping
soft clouds in its’ other.
Speak my heart – hope, it longs, it prays.
It whispers of Your Glory and bows with praise.
Tomorrow, find blessings for each and for all,
let us be a new dawn in Love’s mighty call.
© 2020 Linda Willows
Numbers 6:24-26 –The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Psalm 31:19 –How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
John 16:33 –I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
Cast Forward by Love
Song of becoming, you break in the eve
Lost for the moments that hasten to see
Where is the daylight, the promise of heart
Cast from the dream of yesterday’s part?
Journey remembered from stories ago
Left in the embers, lived in the fall.
Not carried, the fires- that light forward though
Here in the walk that burrows hearts new.
Listen to the whispers that hope, they call.
Listen to the prayers that lift, they know.
Song of becoming, you are born in the Day,
Carrying by the Life that lights our way.
Journey remembers from stories ago
Left from the embers, lived in the fall.
Come yet tomorrows, far greater than these,
Cast forward by Love, the dream before All.
© 2020 Linda Willows
Jerimiah 29:11 —For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Psalm 139:23-24 —Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!
Ephesians 3:9 —And to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things,
Real joy sometimes weeps like waters that fall,
mountains streams seeking homes of new blue
rushing toward freedom that holds it’s true keep,
running love towards the source of joy’s reap.
Real joy sometimes lingers like the afternoon sun
wise and patient, slow, in love’s glow.
It sees golden glory through all the clouds,
it tells of God’s Story, the enduring enshroud.
Real joy sometimes races like a child in games glee
wandering, wondering, filled with such hope.
There we see everyone’s longing to be
in the arms of forever, with Tomorrow’s jubilee.
Real joy sometimes keeps its sweetness in the wind,
embracing, effacing, displaying designs-
gusting glad motion; lifting ravine divines.
A gift for us, dancing, Love running through time.
© 2019 Linda Willows
Romans 15:13 – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
1 Peter 1:8-9 –“Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”
Ezekiel 11:19 – “And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh.”