Friday, March 15, 2013

Here's my heart

Here’s my heart
A system of valves, opening, closing,
This synchronized clockwork of inhale and exhale,

Oxygen and carbon dioxide embrace life,
A brief encounter,
An imperceptible give and take
Only to forever part and go separate ways

Wander down the halls of my heart
And You’ll find weaved into a tapestry of veins,
Resentment, anger, and impatience conferring in the passageway
"Someone said something today"
An angry word, and vengeance rears it’s ugly head
A quickening of beats, a rush of blood to the brain,
Doubt drowns fading faith and
Fear cowers shamefully in a darkened corner

But a heart led by pride often trips on itself,
Only to be left broken and bleeding
And when it stubbornly snuggles into blankets of its own wounds
Contentment teaches it how to never heal
This is a heart that is weak,
Imperfect despite Your perfect orchestration of opening and closing valves.

Here’s my heart,
Gently remove my tightly held grip on the reins
And teach it to trust
With faith like young David’s
One that giants, doubts and fears can never sway

Teach it to beat for you
Move each breath to love like Jesus
Eyes that see the poor and suffering
And as this heart acknowledges that pain is universal
Soften it as it feels their pain too.

Lord, breathe into it
So each impatient heartbeat
Feeds instead the river of Your peace
Between the knowledge that there are wars worth fighting
And squabbles that need only the hand of Time to cure,
Grant this heart Solomon’s wisdom to tell the difference

And when You finally knock on its door
Grant my heart the wisdom
To answer

Above all else, guard your heart ; 
For everything you do flows from it 
- Proverbs 4 : 23


Elin Chia said...

Gosh! this is beautifully written...another piece that touches my heart and this really inspires me and lift me up. Wow...I read your heart now :) Can't wait for you to be back in my embrace :) Love you so much Piggy . The Lord presides over all happy dear!

Joanna said...

Hehe. Love you too momma ! xoxo !