Wings and Weights
We love to spend time with certain people because they lift our spirits just by being in the same room. They give us wings.
And then there are others. Sometimes through no fault of their own, they weigh us down, piling heavy loads on our shoulders.
However, what would happen if we asked the Lord to teach us the benefit of being weighed down?
How should we pray when we’re soaring high? How should we pray when we are feeling earthbound?
Others give us
I prefer wings
I risk flying
People and their problems
If I only use
If I don’t allow the weight
But simply keep me
On Terra Firma
I can look around
See my fellow weight-bearers
Help them become
“…clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other…And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity” (Colossians 3:12-14 NIV)
Stephanie is a wife of over 28 years and has three grown children. She is eclectically interested, to say the least. Among her current pursuits are co-authoring Deb Willows’ autobiography; freelance editing; and keeping up with a number of blogs. Stephanie is a member of The Word Guild and works on “Write! On,” the news bulletin for guild members. To read more of her poetry, visit Steph Nickel’s Eclectic Interests.