Day 2: I AM Yours

In honor of Stephen Wright and his Mama, my dear friend Gayl Wright, and their God, our God: the One in whom Stephen now lives and breathes in eternal peace in his home in heaven, in the outstretched arms of Jesus, his Savior.
Acts 7:54-56 The Message (MSG)
But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, hardly noticed—he only had eyes for God, whom he saw in all his glory with Jesus standing at his side. He said, “Oh! I see heaven wide open and the Son of Man standing at God's side!”


I AM Yours

I wake to
Your Word
Speaking
Calling

But my heart
Rages divided
My breath
Abating in fear

But You, You
Always meet us
In rivers flowing
In grace's flood

From a throne
Revealing
A foundation
Securely fixed

Our Yahweh
Our breath
You're our
Only strength

For this path
Set before us
We walk on out
Of the tomb

From behind
The clefts
We come mercy
Remembering

You're our
Sole sufficiency
Walls of salvation
Grace in us

Empowering
The fruit's yielding
In our abiding
In Your doing

In our hands
Christ's hands
Becoming in our
Knees bowed low

In repentance
To Your Promise
Of every exile
Returning

In prayer I AM
A new heart
Gently awaking
Awash in peace

As our knees
Shake and our
Heart quivers
Your Voice

Speaks: I AM
No longer timid
Or afraid, but bold
And courageous:

I AM Yours.

4 Comments

  1. Thank you for thinking of us, dear Anna. It is comforting to know that Stephen is with the Lord, though we miss him terribly. God does comfort me, and I can find joy even with the heartache of losing him. Beautiful poem! Blessings and love to you! xoxo

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    1. I have been thinking of Stephen so much, knowing his 3rd heaven anniversary is coming up for you all. It’s when I was getting this ready to post, as I reread it, I thought of Stephen’s powerful words, you shared with me once (and I shared on here with your permission also once) and I realized how important his witness to God’s power in our weakness was to me, even though I never knew him personally – only through what you shared. And as I sat with those thoughts I recalled the song that had just been playing at random that I added to this post that so beautifully reflects God’s power in our weakness too and I thought of the Scripture I sent you on the 9th of November 2019 as I prayed for Stephen days before he went to heaven (which I added here too).

      BTW these were the words I meant of his:

      “The beast inside us screams for justice. It can’t take humiliation, it can’t take being falsely accused, or misjudged. Above all, it can’t admit its own weaknesses. But when the beast is let loose, and you fight tooth and claw for your own dignity, you lose what dignity you had. If the beast loses the fight you are humiliated tenfold. If the beast wins the fight you become nothing more than the monster you believed your accusers to be, feeding the endless cycle of crushing and being crushed. When the beast is loosed, someone will always have to suffer.

      Leave it be. Let the proud destroy themselves, as they will sooner or later. Suffer the humiliation, admit to yourself your own shortcomings. Then recall the words of Jesus,

      “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God,”

      “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”

      “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

      HUGS! I can only imagine how much you all miss him. Sending so much love to you and your whole family.

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  2. Oh such a beautiful tribute to one who is rejoicing in Heaven now. May the Lord comfort his dear ones, and keep those words and prayers of Stephen alive in hearts now. Thank you for sharing this precious poem, dear Anna.

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