January 9, 2009

My Journey to God

Life’s Rhythm

Standing on the sand
Watching the waves
Coming in, going out,
The ebb and flow of life,
On-going, this rhythm,
Not missing a beat.

The roar of the waves
Breaking on the sand
As far as the eye can see,
This scene not made by man,
Takes me beyond the now
To a deeper realm within.

For a moment in time,
Breathing in, then out,
Brings me into communion
With my Lord and my God,
Who fashioned me from nothing,
His plan for all eternity.

The mountains of my arrogance
Being made low again
As I watch the waves of my life,
While the valleys are being filled in,
To become a verdant plain
Where love grows within.

Receiving and giving,
The cycle of life repeats,
Breathing in, breathing out,
Absorbing the present moment,
As I let go of my old self,
And welcome the new.

By Sandy Bierly

(Sandy Bierly is a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in New Albany. She wrote this poem during time spent in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.)

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