04 October 2013

open hands

I want to live
with open hands
preparing to release 
whatever, whenever 
He asks
yet fingers curl
clench stubborn
staking a claim they
do not own
so that pain surges
through what could be
should be
a seamless surrender

Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.
Corrie ten Boom


this is day 4 of 31 Days of Surrender
 

2 comments:

diana said...

FOUND IT!! Thanks, Karin - for the tip and for the consistently peaceful and beautiful words in this space.

Denise said...

Wonderful post.

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