Handmade

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Isaiah 45:12 (NIV). “It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it.”

Designed
Intentionally planned
Not a mistake
Created to be complex
Unique and special
Breathed into existence
Prayed over
Handmade

© Heath Cassidy 2018

 

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Hope and a new beginning

If only it was
whole
unbroken
perfect
How it would
please the eye
shout of
Ultimate Creation
But, you see
it is
darkness
destruction
even death
to self
That hatches
the songbird
Hope of new Life
rooted in You

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Waiting

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Ezekiel 34:11-12 (NIV). “For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.”

San: The earliest hunter-gatherers in southern Africa

LORD, you have been pursuing me
not chasing, but following
Patiently, like the San
tracking a wounded eland
not to kill
but to save

Waiting for the time
I would realise
how fragile
how weak
I was

Have I finally
stopped.
running.
Have I given who I am
to Your embrace
fully
wholly
entirely
surrendered?

© Heath Cassidy 2017

Beautiful one

Psalm 147:3 (VOICE)
“He binds their wounds,
heals the sorrows of their hearts.”

A fissure
filled with clay
Cleaned, it shows
the narrow, deep crack
extending into your
soul
Small, less significant
scratches
don’t mar the beauty
O, beautiful one
I cannot merely
fill
the faults
I need to
slowly
painfully
patiently
grind a bit
Lovingly
polish
etch away
what seems to be
normal
Take away healthy
fragments
to get to the
source
of the pain

© Heath Cassidy 2017

Effervescence

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Philippians 4:5 (VOICE)
“Keep your gentle nature so that
all people will know what it looks like
to walk in His footsteps.”


FOR LISA:

Delicate bubbles rise
effortlessly overflowing
lifting the soul
Laughter and lightness cover
a depth so deep
Selfless
The needs of others
come first
So cheerful, she can take it
– laugh it off…
But pain finds
fissures
Slowly seeps into the soul
May you know
His arms enfold you
in eternal embrace
Let that love settle
refill the fountain
You are loved

© Heath Cassidy 2016

Tankwa Karoo

The remnants of frosting fog
rest in the valleys
Like patches avoiding the quilt
they try to escape the rising sun
I watch my breath
as it clouds my sight
All is barren and lifeless

As the mist moves
a glistening jewel is revealed
Harsh cold coats a downy feather
frosty crystals sparkling
Courageously facing despair
Softly holding vulnerability
Deeply moving me

[Written for K. K., a new friend]

© Heath Cassidy 2016

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Psalm 91:4  (NIV)
“He will cover you with his feathers
and under his wings you will find refuge.”

Tankwa Karoo
: an arid, but beautiful region in South Africa

Early morning moments

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Psalm 25 (NIV)
4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.
5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour,
and my hope is in you all day long.”