Archive | June 2013

You Raise Me Up

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

There is no life – no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up…To more than I can be.

Lyrics written by Brandan Graham



The Holy One

I take the wings
of the dawn,
if I settle
at the furthest limits
of the sea, even there
Your Hand
shall guide me,
and Your right Hand
shall hold me fast.

Psalms 139:9-10

Hope Amid Suffering

A tiny flower hidden in the wild grasses, tentatively looks up to the gentle sun.  Petals slowly open to life and begins to release an ever so slight a scent.  Butterflies and honey bees are drawn to this new fragrance.



Suddenly, a heel inadvertently crushes the struggling spark of life, bleeding its fragrance to the rest of the wild meadow.  It lays amid others that are damage and broken.  The warming sun and moist soil nourishes this tiny wildflower and it responds.  Even with broken and scarred petals it painfully raises itself for healing.  It sees that there is always hope.