Hello, friend! Today I’m sharing a poem called A Divided Heart.
This poem is about the divided man (or woman) as described by Paul in his letter to the church in Rome. (Romans 7:14-25) It’s about our often conflicting desires – a desire for God and all He gives, and a desire for fleshly pleasure.
So without further ado, here goes:
A Divided Heart
A desire for joy abundant and free
A desire for soul-destroying pleasure
We loathe and love the shackles
We desire freedom
Yet we cling to our inequities
Jesus calls us to surrender
To relinquish control
To abandon our lives
To lose ourselves
He shows us again and again
There is freedom in His arms
Abundant life, flowing waters
Finally we understand
How colourless our existence without Him
How much pain our shackles bring
In that moment, space, and time
As we abandon ourselves,
We see the King of Glory
Poem by Anna Hawkes Cabral
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