Wednesday, June 5, 2013

three things // repost

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sometimes i want to write what i feel. i want to take what i see and do the undone and fix the unfixed and light the snuffed candle all over again. but then i look and i say, do i even see? do i even know anything?

and so i take my pen and my paper and my too-many thoughts and i sit and i wonder just what might happen if i knew something, anything at all.

i watch the people, feet on pavement and pavement on feet. and i realize what i know.

i know three things, because sarah kay says good things come in threes, and she's right, after all.

:: i know that light kills the dark ::

and when you're walking in the dark and there's nothing but a match in your pocket, it's a good thing to know. and when you're walking in the Night and there's nothing but a verse in your mind reminding to be still and know that I AM...it's a good thing to know.

:: i know that art is the voice even when it never speaks ::

i know that sometimes the silence of a paintbrush screams SEE ME and the whisper of just one wavering note in the empty concert halls cries I CAN DO THIS AFTER ALL and the raised arm on a stage is the salute to all things undone and all things done over and over and done well.

:: i know that mystery is just that, and it's okay to not know ::

i know that knowing is part of the battle, and when you don't know what you know that it can crush and scare and be unsure. but it's okay to have a mystery that you don't understand.
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and it's okay to let Him be the mystery of Love and Flesh and Man and God all in one small infant bundle, growing up up up to be Death and Life and Salvation and Water and Broken Bread with Wounds that Heal.

that is what i know. no more shaking ground for i stand on What, on Who i know. because i write what i feel and i feel what i know. and i know Him and little else. but that's power, okay? that Light is more than enough. that Water is more than enough.

because i know these things. Him and Him only. everlasting, time over time, from age to age.

Alpha and Omega, You answer. because You know

more than three things. 

{this is a slightly edited re-post from this post from December 2011

linking this renewal with emily today}

18 comments:

  1. beautiful ..He is the only thing we really need to know

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    1. and isn't there such freedom in that?

      <3

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  2. Yes, He knows more..lovely statements of faith.

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    1. thank you, sweet Dea. very blessed to see you here today.

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  3. Beautiful. So glad you reported!

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    1. Beth, dear, i am so blessed by your tender urgings for me to share this again. my heart was filled up to overflowing.

      love you, sweet friend. <3

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  4. Thankful to know Him! I'm visiting from the Tell His Story link-up. :)

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    1. so great to meet you here, friend! :)

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  5. It's okay not to know the mystery. Yes! We don't have to figure everything out but just accept and rest.

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    1. and resting is something that i am admittedly very very bad at doing. letting go and letting God, to borrow the phrase, is truly something that i have wrestled with since my high school years.

      only God...

      so good to see you, dear Shelly :)

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  6. it's okay to let him be the mystery... yes. there is such freedom and wisdom in this.

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    1. blessed times a million by you, precious friend.

      <3

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  7. Yes light certainly kills the dark, thank God!!!! patsy

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    1. it KILLS it, renders it null and void. what a picture of the Love of Christ.

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  8. i know that knowing is part of the battle, and when you don't know what you know that it can crush and scare and be unsure. but it's okay to have a mystery that you don't understand.

    Such poignant words in a beautiful post...thank you for your transparency, Rachel.

    PS And a beautiful BABY too!!

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    1. thank you, Shelia. Marian is indeed our greatest gift from Heaven.

      <3

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  9. Bit over dramatic

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I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon