“It is here in the pieces of my shame that I find myself.” Poet Rainer Maria Rilke
Strewn about within the confines of the mind
These pieces of shame.
Bits of unlovable, not enough, could’ve been, disconnected, less than, shards cut the heart…
weigh down the joy-filled dance.
Bending down low to uproot…bit by bit…like a child collecting stones that block the stream’s flow.
Lifted up in offering to He who is the Offering.
The mess of me becomes the beauty of us…
Heart to heart intertwined,
Brokenness made whole.
In the pieces of my shame I discover…He who is Love.
And the mess of me becomes the beauty of us…
Heart to heart intertwined.
“He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” Mt 18:2-3
Oh this is SO Wonderful–I love it, and I LOVE YOU!!! God bless you–love, sis Caddo
Isn’t it awesome Caddo to know that the “mess of me” (or of all of us) really is the beauty of us…Him and I (and all of us) united in Him, heart to heart! Abundant blessings!
It truly is awesome–when I think of all the years I felt ashamed for the “mess”, and now can feel respect and appreciation–because it is all redeemed by Him, owned by Him, made beautiful because of Him. I am humbled anew, that we will share in His Glory, as sisters!
Even your comments are poetic Caddo…thank you for gracing my blog. Blessings Big ‘Sis!
Oh, now I’m gonna get all weep-eyed–love from your Big Sis!
Thank you for ministering to us in such a beautiful way! God bless you!
Thank you Debbie always for your encouraging words. May God bless you abundantly!
What pretty plates against the red brick–I see a mosaic. 🙂 Great analogy.
I love your comment pattisj….a mosaic…of the mess of me…becomes the beauty of us…a masterpiece Him and I united! Blessings!
Your words and the image blended together captivated my spirit! A very lovely poem, which was a true joy for me to read. Thanks for the blessing this evening…i am so glad to have found your site!
Thank you Wendell…God bless you and yours abundantly!