urging clouds across thirsty mountains.
A sail has responded internally
setting course for the unknown seas of a new year.
The goaded feet of many travellers
have found the chains, broken,
the fetters smashed.
It was enough to be reminded
of waters from within the most Beautiful Man
that may be drawn to quench all thirst.
Amidst one Son, a countless variety
of pilgrims are voyaging, many sails aloft.
Inside, the breath of the Spirit sets the course
as we stand with wind in our faces
setting our sights on what fills the horizon.
The waves may veer us to the left or the right,
but we hear a voice directing
with true compass navigation.
As the elements swirl around us on this blustery fine day,
we know with a sure anchor
that when we come into harbour tonight
the driven strife will have blown away
and we will feel filled with open spaces
waiting to be travelled.
The map is in the hands of our Captain
and his weather-worn face assures us
that this harbour under the stars
is a place for now, to call home
until tomorrow we set sail again,
and we will be carried
by the four winds of the Spirit
into whatever's ahead.
All we need do is raise anchor,
and hoist the sails.
I wish all of you a Very Blessed and Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year! Thank you for being part of the journey at Prayers on the Wing this year. It has been for me in many ways a poetry journal and process of some very transitional times in our lives. I appreciate each one of you and pray every blessing over you and your families into the New Year.
~ Available from Secret Place Devotions: A Listening Reflection for New Year 2017
~ Did you know that Catching the Light is available for audiobook download? ~ Episode 1-10 and 11-20: scripture reading, gentle piano background music, a devotional reflection and poetry for contemplation: Audiobook Catching the Light Episode 11-20