She is going home

 

 

Luke 8:48 “Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

 

Her favorite story of the Book.

Woman healed with a touch.

Faith filled hands desperate

to touch one thread of the hem.

 

Reaching out with nothing to lose.

Everything to gain with a touch.

Faith moved hands forward

past the doubts of her mind.

 

Daughter, your faith made you well.

They laughed and scorned her.

She wasn’t well. She was dying.

Each breath a laboured step home.

 

Her faith healed her soul.

Her faith saved her mind.

Her faith let her accept the

grace that is unearned.

 

Her children gathered.

Watching her fade away.

They didn’t know her smile

was not for them, but for Him.

 

The sculptor read the order.

Once , twice and he smiled.

Hands reaching for heaven,

holding a heart up high.

 

She wanted everyone to see.

She was going home at last.

Her heart lifted high to the

One who saved it from hell.

 

From the photo prompt at Magpie Tales today.


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16 Comments

  1. claudia said,

    February 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    just perfect to be able to go like this…smiling at him..already seeing him…i want that.. and love that the sculptor smiled

    • shanyns said,

      February 6, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      I want that too Claudia! Thanks for coming by and for leaving a comment!

  2. brian said,

    February 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    smiles…this is a beautiful truth in a story of similar….def that sculptor is beautiful as well…as is all he makes…

  3. Wayne said,

    February 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    nicely done….thanks for sharing

  4. Pam M. said,

    February 7, 2012 at 2:46 am

    I’m so glad I have a box of tissues sitting nearby, my dear Shanyn. This is BEAUTIFUL beyond belief. I am going to share this with some precious friends, as we just lost a beloved sister from our circle — gosh, in a few days, it will have already been a month since our Daveida left this world for Home. Wow.

    You are absolutely amazing, dear one. This poem is priceless!! Thank you for writing and sharing it.

    • shanyns said,

      February 7, 2012 at 3:17 am

      Pam – thank you for coming by. And for your words. They touched my heart today in ways you’ll never know. Thank you for sharing it as well…bright blessings and much love!

  5. Sue Anderson said,

    February 7, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    This is my favorite part:

    The sculptor read the order.

    Once , twice and he smiled.

    Hands reaching for heaven,

    holding a heart up high.

    I like the idea of holding my heart up high, reaching heavenward.

    • shanyns said,

      February 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Sue – so do I! Thanks for your thoughts and for coming over. Great to see you here!

  6. Tess Kincaid said,

    February 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Beautiful faith…

  7. Lisa said,

    February 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    That is my favorite story in the Gospel, Shanyn. I feel close to that woman every time I hear that story. Thank you for putting it so gracefully in your poem!

    • shanyns said,

      February 9, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Lisa – it is one of my favorites too! Thank you for coming by and leaving your thoughts. I appreciate it.

  8. brooklyn said,

    February 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Very lovely.


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