Arise

“Arise, pick up your bed and walk.” (John 5:8)

These are the first words that pop in my head as I open the page to write.  In the background, Mumford and Sons sing, “Awake, my soul.”

The timing is too perfect.  Obviously, the Universe/God is trying to  tell me something this cloudy Sunday morning.  Under a cloudy, stone-colored sky, my cathedral forms, the houses in the neighborhood: the flying buttresses, the clouds the spires.  The sounds of morning become the hymns.  Mumford and Sons become the morning preacher.  They tell me something I need to hear.  Their voice merges with my own.  How can I add more?

Lyrics to Awake My Soul :

How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles on things I don’t know
My weakness I feel I must finally showLend me your hand and we’ll conquer them all
But lend me your heart and I’ll just let you fall
Lend me your eyes I can change what you see
But your soul you must keep, totally free
Har har, har har
har har, har har

awake my soul…
awake my soul…

How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles on things I don’t know
My weakness I feel I must finally show
Har har, har har
har har, har har

In these bodies we will live,
in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love,
you invest your life

In these bodies we will live,
in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love,
you invest your life

awake my soul…
awake my soul…
awake my soul…
For you were made to meet your maker

awake my soul…
awake my soul…
awake my soul…
For you were made to meet your maker
You were made to meet your maker

 

I am the person behind the words printed here. I write because my heart will not allow me the option of NOT writing. It has taken me half a life time to discover this basic truth, but now that I have, writing is as natural as breathing. This is where my breath takes the form of words.

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