Monday, May 12, 2008

Middle Time


I came across this beautiful poem on Laurie Elliot's blog, Blue Forest Soapbox. I just had to share.

MIDDLE TIME

Between the exhilaration of Beginning
and the satisfaction of Concluding
is the Middle Time
of enduring, changing, trying,
despairing, continuing, becoming.
Jesus Christ was the man of God’s Middle Time
between Creation and . . . Accomplishment.
Through him God said of Creation,“Without mistake.”
And of Accomplishment,“Without doubt.”
And we, in our Middle Times
of wondering, waiting, hurrying,
hesitating, regretting, revising;
We who have begun many things—
and seen but few completed;
We who are becoming more—and less;
through the evidence of God’s Middle Time
have a stabilizing hint
that we are not mistakes,
that we are irreplaceable,
that our Being is of interest
and our Doing is of purpose,
that our Being and our Doing
are surrounded by AMEN.
Jesus Christ is the Completer
of unfinished people
with unfinished work
in unfinished times.
May he keep us from sinking, ceasing,
wasting, solidifying—that we may be for him
experimenters, enablers, encouragers,
and associates in Accomplishment.
-- Lona Fowler

Isn't that just the most beautiful. It inspires me beyond words. Thank you Laurie for letting me share it.

I pray that you all have a blessed and peaceful day. (she types as her children are all wrestling on the floor and creating the utmost in joyful noise......LOL)

In God's Immense Love, Tami

2 comments:

  1. That IS beautiful encouragement!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Sandra

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