A Mirror Dimly Lit

Yes, I realize that I have missed two weeks of posting song lyrics. I will try to get back on track for next week! I actually had one for both weeks, but I just never got around to it. This week, I have been noticing more than usual how imperfect the world we live in is - how what happens to us and what happens around us really can leave us hurt. Nothing monumental happened, nothing tragic, I have just gotten my feelings hurt and watched others get their feelings hurt more than usual in the past seven days. But I have also felt the Lord's comfort and watched Him comfort others.  I have been reminded of how faithful the Lord is to meet us where we are (even if we are in the middle of what looks to everyone else like an over-dramatized molehill). Our God is a big God, but He also gets down on His knees right beside us and hugs us into Himself. He wants us to be whole. He wants us to be confident and peaceful and joyful. And He will do that for us if we let ourselves sit in His presence long enough. Monday night, I finally did just that. We don't have to figure it all out. We just have to trust He'll show us all we need to know and take care of everything else Himself. After a sweet time with Him, I was moved to write this poem. I hope each one of you experiences the peacefulness and the healing of His presence this day.

Into a mirror, dimly lit

I stare and strain to see

How all the little pieces

Are partly You and partly me

I long to see You fully

Glorious mystery revealed

And to see all my small pieces

Come together and be healed

I know the day is drawing near

You give me glimpses now

I seek You and I find You

You heal my heart somehow

A word from You jump-starts my soul

Or gently wipes a tear

You are so grand and marvelous

You also are so near

I'll never understand it all

You never said I must

You give me all the faith I need

To wonder and to trust

Into a mirror dimly lit

I marvel as I see

The pieces start to focus

As You show Yourself to me