Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sun Rising

The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.”

Proverbs 4:18


You are beckoning

Beyond the noise and sheer commotion

of freedom to pick a million useful things.

You are calling

into the weariness that seeks a physical answer

believing it will come.

You are singing

A clear and radiant song so beautiful

and ancient…first song speaking into existence.

And I come

Smooth, cool sand squishing between my toes

Anticipation of a promise that began with the first light.

I wait

Clouds covering first bright glimmer

Excitement growing for what will surely become.

My soul sings

At first just specks of brilliant red and orange hues

Alive, young and powerful they grow stronger.

My heart rejoices

A force so unrelenting pushes forth

Past grayness of night and first affront of cloudy cover.

My life is renewed

As rays break through to combat the shadows of the night

A light whose hands raise high in worship

You are true

Breaking forth in morning glory

Running across shimmering waters to reach me.

You are lovely

A gift so ordinary and yet divine

That ushers in each new day with promise.

You are mine

With gorgeous beauty beheld I remember in wonder

the God of my youth who ever beckons, calls, leads and guides.

holy experience



  1. your words so beautifully capture a word that has always held profound yet elusive meaning for me. I love all that you are . . .

  2. Hi Abby, I found you through A holy Experience. I too love to write poetry,have two boys, and am in ministry. We use to be on staff with Campus Crusade actually, but now my husband is in seminary and we do apartment ministry. Your poetry is inspiring and beautiful.

    I have a similar blog :)

    I have a link to my old blog on there where some of my poetry is, I have not posted any poems on my new one yet...

    Blessings to you and yours, Emily Murphy

  3. Hi Abby; Re-Posted this poem (as we discussed). Hope you like the arrangement.


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