Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Red Birds



Thousand Red Birds
by Phil Porter


We clutch our tiny bits of faith in tight fists shoved firmly in our pockets.
We clutch it suspiciously, so unwilling to let it go we don’t want to lose it.
We clutch it fearing that once it is spent,we will be without hope, cast adrift, out of luck.



Help us loosen our grip.
Help us to pull our hands out of our pockets.



Help us to uncurl our fingers stiffened over time.
to grow,to shimmer,to pulse,to explode into the air



like a thousand red birds.





Faith is the supreme effort of your life - throwing yourself with abandon and total confidence upon God." - Oswald Chambers