I was searching through some of my old poems this morning and came across this one. I wrote it last March. It’s not terribly clever, but I like a couple of the rhymes. 🙂
Of My Own Design
tension strains, wings beat
but my feet won’t pull free
of the weeds.
when i break
You take me in
hold me tight, tell me it’s alright
despite my sin.
when i lose my way
You call my name
too many times i ignore Your voice
a selfish choice, pride i should swallow
but the echoes remain for me to follow.
i’ve tended only so much
and spent too much time at rest
does this labor speak
for the burning in my chest?
when I fall on my face
You hold out Your hand
bring me up to my knees
so i can prepare to stand again
The message I wanted to get across is obvious. Jesus Christ is and will always be there for us. In revelation given by the Lord through the prophet Joseph Smith, we read in Doctrine and Covenants Section 88 verse 6,
He that ascended up on high, as also he descended below all things, in that he comprehended all things, that he might be in all and through all things, the light of truth
Through His Atonement, Jesus Christ descended below all things. He felt all pain, all sin, and all sorrow that accompanies them. He comprehends all things. For myself, this has made all the difference in my life, knowing my Savior has understood my heartaches every step of the way. He understands yours as well, and His hand is always outstretched to pull us back up when we fall.