1 Aug 2016

Monday Musings [2] - Say Jesus


you don't know where they've been, 
no idea what they've seen
or the number of nights that 
they've cried themselves to sleep.

the words that have been spoken
into their ears and the images
that have been burned into their mind
are their constant reminders
so don't think you can bring them down
and I will just stay silent.

because I won't hide,
this that is bottled up inside of me
will spill over and I 
will do anything to make you see
past their clouded eyes into
souls that are broken and hungry
for something that is true.

it is up to us to tell them
that their wounds and their scars
don't ruin what is within
to tell them that all their fears
will not be able to win

to tell them that we know 
Someone stronger
Someone who is unlike any 
earthly father,
who longs for His children to 
take shelter
in His might that is 
so much bigger
than any danger
this world has to offer.

He can take away their shame,
He can give back their lost days
and when they ask His name,
we'll say
Jesus.

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"Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.' " / Matthew 25:34-36

"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." / 2 Peter 3:9

26 comments:

  1. this speaks to me. Jesus. wow. the one word that can set me straight, encourage, strengthen and guide. Jesus. there is so much power in that one word. Thank you for writing this post <3
    And those verses are the best.

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    1. Yes, His name is beautiful. Thank you for your comment, Autumn. x

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    1. Thank you so much, Grace :) To Him be the glory.

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  3. *SOB* HOWW??? THIS IS SO PERFECT

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  4. this hits home so hard wow <3
    truly beautiful

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    1. Thank you so much, Abbiee. He truly is amazing and He is my inspiration.

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  5. This is amazing Tane! I hope that you have a wonderful week this week! :)

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    1. Thanks, Allie! I hope that you have had a great week as well.

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  6. Again, a beautiful poem!!<3 How often do you write these?

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    1. Thank you, Emily! Oh, all the time...I don't always post them, though.

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  7. Thisss, wow, Tane, I want to cry this is just so beautiful. <3

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    1. Thanks very much, Hannah, your comment is so kind.

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  8. found out about you from abbie + kate! i love your blog format & your writing is lovely.

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    1. Thanks a load, Rachel! I really appreciate that.

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  9. This is just so pure, so thoughtful. I read it twice.

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    1. Wow, your comment made me very happy. Thank you.

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  10. This really is touching. I don't know how it is to have parents who don't love me or who mistreat me (thank God), but know there are people out there who have that experience, and this would mean so much to them.

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  11. So true.... number of nights that they've cried themselves to sleep.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Yeah, it's emotional but so real.

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  12. I really enjoyed this poem. It gave me something to think about, so thanks for that!
    'Say Jesus' is such an awesome poem! Great job!
    God Bless,

    KD

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your sweet comments.

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