Monday, August 08, 2005

Had to share...

I had a pretty good devotional written out to share with you guys, and somehow the cyber-gremlins ate it. I can't get it back, and I don't have the time to redo it. Grrr...

So, I have permission to share with you something my brother wrote to appear in my series. (He's Parker's "writing voice" in my ON TOUR books because I am not a poet.) It's powerful, and I pray that it impacts you like it did me.

Make It Through
by Dave Keffer

I’m wide awake
Its 2 am
Just can’t seem to comprehend
Anything that you have planned for me oh Lord
Devestated by the tears
That I have cried for all these years
And my heart so full of fear without you in this world

And I believe in you
Even through the hurt and pain
Its just a chance to understand
That everything will be okay again
My eyes are wide
Swallow my pride
And give you all I am inside
For you did everything for me

Its 4 am,
Still wide awake
Thinking about every mistake
That I have made I’m so afraid to make it through
All the times when I can’t trust
Oh my God it hurts so much
When I walk with every crutch instead of you

And I believe in you
Even through the hurt and pain
Its just a chance to understand
That everything will be okay again
My eyes are wide
Swallow my pride
And give you all I am inside
For you did everything for me

And I am broken
I am selfish
I am shallow
I am helpless
I am dirty
I am poor
I am lazy
And I ignore
All that you have given me
Oh Lord
I am hateful
I am shamed
I’m afraid to speak your name
I’m a sinner
I’m a fool
And I’m nothing
Without you
Without you
Without you
Oh Lord.

And I’m done trying to hide
I give you all I am inside
Take my words and kill my pride
As I worship you who died
For me

1 comment:

Samantha said...

That's a beautiful poem, Barb. Mad props to your brother.