Another five minutes flat today with Lisa Jo on the word open. Join us?
I’m glad to close the door on this year.
As I stand at the threshold of the new, God, give me eyes to see
the beauty all around me.
And the pain.
Give me ears to hear the music.
And the silence.
And the tears.
Give me arms to embrace all that waits for me
on the other side of this door.
Both the joy and the pain.
Let it be more joy than pain, please.
Or at least joy in the pain.
Help me to love those who hurt.
Give me hands to bring your healing.
Open hands to receive, to pass on, and to let go.
Help me to be open and transparent in my writing.
To reach deep.
To spill wide.
Help me to prune and peel and slice down to the core
Let me dance through all you have for me.
In the sunshine.
And in the rain.
Give me courage and serenity and wisdom.
All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you. ~Psalm 38:9 (NIV)