life and faith

Dancing to the rhythm of grace

Welcome to another foray into Five Minute Friday, where words circle in our mind like birds and we try to pin them to paper in 5 minutes flat. No perfectionism. No over-thinking or marinading. Just writing as it comes, straight from the heart.

START..


Rhythm



Rhyme, rhythm
metre and verse
are the tools of a poet
for better or worse.
Life is a dance
an art and craft
lightly flowing
or really hard graft.
Living a life
that’s out of synch
where stress and strife
are inextricably linked
I don’t want to sway
to this familiar refrain
today’s a new day
to release the pain.
Let me move 
to your rhythm of grace
behold love and truth
seen in your face.
Let go of shame
let go of fear
for your Spirit reigns
when I draw near.
Move to the beat
the calm of your heart
where love’s made complete
and healing can start.
©JoyLenton2013
STOP.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly” ~ Matthew 11:28 – 30

Linking here with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. You’re very welcome to join in.
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