Presence with Power

January 9, 2014


He’s a very present help

The One who is there for you

One who’s there in the crisis

Calms the human soul


What does it mean to be there
Listening to the human heart
Engaging the mind fully
Present with the soul
Transforming presence
Those who have experienced
The power of love
Know the mystery of life
Who meets us in the despair
No one can escape
The reality of death
There’s a living death
That we all know is so real
No one escapes either one
Relationship death
Is familiar to us all
It’s the landscape of our souls
It leaves us alone
With no one to understand
That is where I met my God
Then there’s the physical death
Coming sooner than later
All the noise tries to hide it
I am not afraid
Be still and listen
The Psalmist will take you there
The Hebrew Scriptures
Tells me how to process death
And find the living Presence
Don’t judge by appearances
What’s on the inside counts most
Good conversation helps with
Honest reflection
Faith is not easy
It requires all faculties
The head, heart and gut
Engaged in real dialogue
With honest thinking people
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, even though he earth be removed.   And though the mountains be carried into the heart of he sea; though the waters rise and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling.”  Psalm 46:1-3
“For nothing is impossible with God.”  Luke 1:37
“What, then, shall we say in response to this?  If God is for us, who can be against us?”  Romans 8:31
The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him “Emmanuel — which means , “God with us.”  Matthew 1:22-23

One Response to “Presence with Power”

  1. Used this in my prayer time this morning.

    Thank you … and keep writing!


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