Sitting outside in a warm breeze
Out on a campus away from home,
One can’t help but feel slightly alone.
Alone till she closes her eyes and hears birds singing in the trees.
Alone till she sees a robin hopping around looking for worms.
Alone till she sees the tree, porous bark, but strong and mighty.
Alone till she sees shadows dancing along the grass.
She looks out and sees tall pine trees reaching up so high.
A crystal blue sky that seems to go on forever.
Puffy white clouds arranged perfectly in the sky.
A warm breeze gently caressing her timid heart.
Yes, she’s not alone anymore.
God is here in everything–she can hear him, feel him, see him.
God is here living in his creation.
In case you haven’t heard, I am here at Messiah College for five days attending a young writers workshop. My professor encouraged us to take a little sneak-away time to think, breathe, and write. Well, needless to say, I gladly did that! 🙂
All those thoughts in the poem above ran through my head as I sat here from 12:30-1 and again now from 4-5. I was just amazed when I just sat here quietly, closed my eyes, and listened.
I must say, the first day I was feeling alone and timid, but God has brought such a peace with his wonderfulness that will carry me through the rest of the week.
My challenge to you: spend some time alone outside with nothing but pen and paper. Write what you hear, see, feel, smell, and think. It is a wonderful feeling of renewal.
More about my writing week later!!