The Knife

Those of you who know the family will know that we received some tough news this past week. I wrote this poem this morning to describe how I feel at the moment. If you don’t know the Lord you might find it a bit morbid, but if you have walked with the Lord through fiery trials then I hope you will understand where I’m coming from:

Naked I stand

All is laid bare

No protection from you

I see you approach

Nearer you come

With love in your eyes

You reach for the knife

Raising it up

So plunge in the knife, a little deeper, a little deeper

So plunge in the knife, a little deeper, a little deeper

Its blade pierces deep

Cutting my flesh

I stagger and fall

All my strength gone

You reach out and catch me

Pulling me close

Mouth on mouth

You breathe in your life

So plunge in the knife, a little deeper, a little deeper

Feeling your touch, a little nearer, a little nearer

Weary I stagger

Feeling your strength

No longer afraid

There is nothing to fear

The pain is a friend

Drawing me near

It burns me inside

Washing me clean

So plunge in the knife, a little deeper, a little deeper

Filling my eyes, a little weaker, a little weaker

Making me live

Helping me feel

Nothing between us

You and I here

So plunge in the knife, a little deeper, a little deeper

Feeling your touch, a little nearer, a little nearer

Filling my eyes, a little weaker, a little weaker

Feeling your love, a little dearer, a little dearer

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Thank you to all of you across Scotland and beyond for your prayers, encouragement and most of all love. We truly appreciate you and are humbled by your love and concern.

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12.10

“Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him” Job 13.15

“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” Romans 8.32

“Then he (Elisha) got on the bed and lay upon the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out upon him, the boy’s body grew warm.” 2 Kings 4.34
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