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

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

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