Thursday, January 16, 2014

Those Who Seek The Highest




                                             The whole world is seeking one who understands
                                             A million prayers rise upward from the sod
                                             If they would only listen as they speak
                                             Out of the silence they would hear you, Dear God

                                             The sad who seek to find you through their tears
                                             The broken hearts crying out in agony and pain
                                             You've always been there through toil and strife
                                              Faith of a mustard seed is but a tiny grain

                                             Though mountains are high and valleys low
                                             There is splendor above and light over head
                                             You've heard each cry and saw each tear
                                              And every prayer that's been spoken or said

                                             The human heart you placed within the breast
                                              Set there to run untouched from birth to death
                                              Is where faith should dwell and laughter ring
                                              Every day and night as long as there is breath

                                             All the promises you made should stand above
                                             A world of despair and cries should not dismay
                                             You are the rock from which we should stand
                                             Those who seek the highest shall never lose their way

                                              © Susie Swanson, 2014

I'm sorry I haven't been around lately to visit your posts. I'm still battling this pesky flu like bug. I will get to you eventually, it may take a little more time but I'm gonna kick his behind...LOL. I personally think it will last till spring. That's what everyone is saying around here anyways... I hope all is well with you all. Take care and God Bless. Susie

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful as always, Susie. Praying you feel better very soon. Take care.

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  2. Very touching poem, Susie. Sorry to hear you're not feeling up to par! I've felt a bit blue during all the cold and dreary days but no flu bugs as of yet. God bless!

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    1. Thank you Charlotte and I'm so glad to hear it's not to bad in your neck of the woods. I hope it doesn't arrive.

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  3. Beautiful words Susie! I had some kind of bug after Thanksgiving and it lasted about a month. I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Thank you Beth. Glad you're feeling lots better. A month is a long time to battle with it.Whewww

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  4. Hi Susie! I'm so sorry to hear that you are still battling this flu. It has been so bad this year. We are getting hit down here with bad upper respiratory infections. My friend developed pneumonia and had to go into the hospital and be put on a respirator. She is home now, and I saw her yesterday. She has really had a rough time. So continue to take good care of yourself, it sure is worth it. Soon Spring will be here and everything will be warm and green again and all this sickness will "be like it never was" as my mama used to say. Susie, this poem is one of the most beautiful you have ever written. I especially love the first stanza, it is so inspiring. I hope you have a restful afternoon and don't worry about getting back to all of us, we understand. Just feel better real soon! With Love, Delisa :)

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    1. Thank you Delisa. I'm so sorry to hear all of this. Will be sending healing thoughts and prayers. I hope you are doing better and take care of yourself.

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  5. Lovely words! I hope you feel better soon, Susie.

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  6. Sometimes spring is the solution to all our woes...I hope you feel better sooner than that, but you know, there's nothing wrong with slowing down a bit, sometimes it does a body good:) Healthy cells my friend!

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  7. Thank you Lise. Yes, spring is the solution to it and not till.

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  8. Beautiful poem, Susie... Sorry that you are still battling the bug... Hope you start feeling MUCH better soon.

    Yes, God is our ROCK.... I feel God's presence wherever I am --but especially when we are hiking in the woods... Maybe it's because it is so quiet back there --and I can 'feel' God talking to me better there!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks Betsy and you are so right. He is with us always.

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  9. I hope that you feel better. I wish that I was there to get you some soup.
    The poem is beautiful and you must be brave to be able to post it in spite of your sickness.

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    1. Awww, that is so nice and thank you so much.

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  10. He IS as close as the very air we breathe and will be found by us when we seek Him with our whole heart. Lovely Susie!!

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  11. God bless you as well Sister. I truly enjoyed and felt your poem as I know it is all true. I have especially experienced that prayer for the past two years. He has been merciful and everlastingly good to me and my family and those I pray for.

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    1. Thank you and God Bless you. We can't do anything without him. Yes, he sure is merciful.

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  12. Praying you get well soon, Susie. Thank you for sharing the lovely poem and your continued inspiration. Hope book sales are still going well!

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    1. Thank you Connie. I hope they are for you too. I'm enjoying mine so much.

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