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We each tread our own path

The terrain of which

Varies with the season of life

Sometimes varies daily

A rocky path

with crevasses and boulders

dangers at each turn

Requiring slow and careful steps.

A hand offered to steady us.

A tightly twisting path

can’t see round the corner

no idea what’s ahead

Requiring trust, one step at a time.

A hand offered to reassure us.

A path under construction

potholes to avoid

signs to heed

Requiring perseverance and teachability.

A hand offered to guide us.

A flat path

lined with trees

beside a stream

Requiring gratitude.

A hand offered to meet with us.

A crumbling path

impossible to tread alone

no strength to carry on

Requiring total surrender and dependence

A strong arm offered to carry us.

What’s the terrain of your life path like right now?

What heart attitude does it require from you?

What are you grateful for?

Can you see the hand of God beside you? What is he offering you?

Are you prepared to accept his companionship on this path?

 
Photograph: Hilary Murdoch – path up Lion’s Head, Cape Town.
 
All poems and original writing on this blog are Copyright © Hilary Murdoch 2013
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