Monday, August 13, 2012

Sunflowers and Finding New Hope

Photo: Dave Frahm

Dormant Dreams

                         Desires and dreams encased in a seed,

                           Released in the black earth of faith.

                             Time to let go of what I think I need,

                               And hold on to the hope of His grace.

                         Longingly gazing at empty brown dirt,

                           Can’t make your dreams grow any faster.

                             For the seed in the soil is dormant, not dead.

                               Look up, to the face of the Master.

                         Call out for courage, have patience, have faith!

                           A mystery’s unveiling, my friend.

                             For a small, simple seed can yield sunflower gold.

                               Surely, this isn’t the end.

                         In the fullness of time, resurrection.

                           The earth births a tender young shoot.

                             Nurtured and tended with strong, loving hands

                               The flower grows deep, solid roots.

                         And the seedling unfolds to a blossom,

                           Pure artistry formed in the dark.

                             In His perfect timing the Harvester brings

                                Fruition to desires of the heart.

                                               -- Jackie M. Johnson

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