12 January, 2009

Celebrations Of The Heart

This is another lovely poem by Helen Steiner Rice from her book Celebrations of the Heart. As I read this poem I thought of my blogging buddy Lisa from Laughing Orca Ranch who is recovering from knee surgery after falling from her horse. She is in pain. bored and frustrated that she can not get around to look after her family and enjoy their pets especially her beautiful horse Baby Doll.

A Bend in the Road

When we feel we have nothing to give, and we're sure that the song has ended,
When our day seems over and the shadows fall and the darkness of night has descended,
Where can we go to find the strength to valiantly keep on trying?
Where can we find the hand that will dry the tears that the heart is crying?
There's but one place to go and that is to God, and dropping all pretense and pride,
We can pour out our problems without restraint and gain strength with Him at our side.
And together we stand at life's crossroads and view what we think is the end,
But God has a much bigger vision, and He tells us it's only a bend.
For the road goes on and is smoother, and the pause in the song is a rest,
And the part that's unsung and unfinished is the sweetest and richest and best.
So rest and relax and grow stronger, let go and let God share your load,
Your work is not finished or ended, you've just come to a bend in the road.



Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh.....I am crying here...How amazing it is that two people can connect from far across the sea and have such an impact on each other?

This totally, deeply touched my heart, my friend. "Hold Me Jesus" was playing while I read "Bend in the Road" and my tears were flowing.

Thank you for my spiritual reminder, sweet blog friend of mine. Its all in God's hands.

Let Go and Let God, right?

I wish I could hug you BIG right now. ((HUGS))

Love ya,

New Mexico, USA

white_lilly said...

Thanks for the HUGS! it is amazing but then God is amazing. I can feel your pain and I do feel a connection and know you even though I don't really know you if you know what I mean. Its all good anyway :)

Luv ya 2

Farewell "Buddy Surprise"

Farewell "Buddy Surprise"