Coffee for your Heart- Great and Marvelous

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Coffee for your Heart- Great and Marvelous

 

By Susie

 

Bent and frail she sits

Alone unseen

On the bus stop bench

Hair, dirty grey

Large pink glasses sliding down

A worn face

Strangely,

Today

She catches

My eye

And from some other place

Making room

In my busy mind

I hear the words

We sang at church

Sunday morning

 

“Great and marvelous, are Your works Oh Lord ”

 

I stop, and slow,

And think,

“She is Your work Lord….. and

Great and marvelous is she.”

 

Endless wait

I hand her my card

To pay

Her short hair

Framing an angry

Face

Eyes tired

Barely look at me

Arms tattooed

And bracelet beaded with obscenities

I take my frozen lemonade.

The anthem interrupts

My unkind thoughts again,

Your love singing over her,

 

“Great and marvelous, are Your works Oh Lord”

 

I whisper,

“She is Your work, Lord and

Great and marvelous is she.”

 

 

Home to face

A little one

Wants her way

Arms folded

Stomps

Her purple

Nikes

And sours her face

At me

And there it is again,

Like a breeze blowing

Through my mind

Shifting thoughts

Changing attitudes

Softening my heart

The chorus coming again

 

“Great and marvelous, are Your works Oh Lord!”

 

This time

I speak it

to my soul

Aloud,

“She is Your work Lord,

Great and marvelous is she.”

 

Heading up to bed

I catch my reflection

In the mirror

The wrinkles carve

Tired places

In my face

Red Hair frizzing

Out of place

Shoulders heave

An end of the day sigh,

And once more

The song

Catches me by

Surprise

Soft and sweet,

 

“Great and marvelous, are Your works Oh Lord”

 

Staring at myself,

It’s hard this time

I wipe a slow tear

And whisper

Quiet, to my heart,

“She is Your work Lord and,

Great and marvelous is she.”

 

I melt in a puddle.

Your love pouring out

All over me.

 

Revelation15:3

“Great and marvelous are your works, O Lord God, the Almighty.”

(Here is the song -!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Coffee for your Heart- Great and Marvelous

  1. Oh! I have read and reread this — I can see the images, the people so clearly and it all touches my heart – beautifully written and the flower is lovely. The Lord is using the Scripture in my mind. Thank you.

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