Poetry- God in Me

This weekend my grandson sat with us as we enjoyed dinner on the patio, and shared some of the most profound and humbling words I have ever heard. He told my husband,

“You are so lucky to have Nanny. She has the biggest and most beautiful heart.”

May they always see Jesus in me.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”

Matthew 5:8

New King James Version

“God In Me”

Who am I

but only me

Trying to be  

Honest and true

To reflect an image

Of a loving God

Is all I aim to do

And if my walk

Can speak

Words of love

And Spirit seek

Then I know my aim is good

For where the dark succumbs to light

And breathless love

Shines so bright

It’s there that

they will see

God, not me

In all I strive to do

Even on my darkest days

And in my worldly ways

I stumble through deep love

Amidst my doubt

And look up to where

God boldly sits

And rise through

deafening sound

For it’s in this place

Of Mercy and Grace

I rise again to You

In the center of forgiven shame

And old ways

I’m not the same.

Thanks to love that came true

So what they see

is never me

It’s not my heart

Though my heart’s free.

It’s You.

When a child looks at me

And says words so kind I cry.

“You have the biggest heart,” they say.

No, my dear,

that’s God,

Not I.

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