Hold Lightly

I see a snowflake

Unique by design

Lace frost

Descending

Settling

Upon my sleeve

In a moment of madness

I long

To Hold

To Keep

To Possess

But with

One touch

It is gone

Obliterated

Erased

Another settles

I am still

I watch

Perceiving

More than I see

Of the beauty

Soft

White

Delicate

Crystalline

Catching the light

Water drop

Transformed

With full impact

A lesson is

Driven home

Hold lightly

To all God Gives

Unclasp the closed hand

Withhold the crushing

Allow His Grace to fall upon you

Do not try to possess

But be possessed

Do not try to own

But be owned

Do not try to lead

But be led

The mantle of Spirit gifting

Settles

About you

Treasure

Deeply

Savour this Mystery

These cannot be earned

Nor purchased with mere gold

You cannot make them your own

‘Hold Tight’

‘Try Hard’

Do not belong here

They are heavy ownership words

They are

False impression

Fear Full

But accept

Open

Be the Present Witness

Allow Him to hold you in the moment

Allow His Blessings

His Grace

To fall Soft

They are entailed

Gifts Bestowed

By Generous Heart

You cannot own

For God shares them

Allow them to be

Light

Freely Given

Freely moving on

When the Spirit wills

Enjoy

Delight in them

Do not suffocate

The Inspiration

It takes

Willing

Longing

Whole heart

Wanting

Loving sighs

Gentle breaths

Trusting heartbeats

To be led

Submitting

To His

Creative Adventure

Live soft with God

Allow His Spirit

To alight

Like gentle zephyrs

Upon your soul

Arousing to flame

The fire within

Words and photograph © Denise Stanford 2011

Snow photographs © J Stanford 2011

Inspired by Teaching at Barrabool Hills Baptist Church

by Matthew Jacoby on Matthew 19 v13-26

~ by Denise Within the Vine on 08/12/2011.

2 Responses to “Hold Lightly”

  1. My goodness you are a blessing Denise. This just made my week. Profound simplicity and truth. God had this poem in mind when he gave us words and creativity : )

  2. I am Loving His creative adventure… thanks Clarkey x

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