Updated: Jul 4
There was an advert that used to run on TV promoting a beer that 'reached the parts others couldn’t reach'. Music and poetry can do that too. It reaches our emotions and our spirit – the real me, the real you. I’ve been writing poetry since I was a small child but my first serious poems began when I fell in love with David, now my husband of 52 years. Many of those poems were about loving him (of course) but also about God, wanting to please Him in all that I did.
I haven’t managed to become a perfect wife or mother, nor am I a perfect Christian but still God has been able to use me in writing poetry that reaches into people’s hearts, helping them to experience the truth of God’s love for them, what He can do for them - and with them, as they begin to trust Him for healing in their inner parts, that other things cannot do!
Queen Esther, from a minority ethnic group, discovered how she could be used to save her family
and her people. She stepped out from her fears and, together with Mordecai, brought relief,
freedom and joy to them. This poem, 'a leap of faith', comes from acknowledging how useless we feel at times, how alone, how fearful. In spite of those feelings and our insecurities, God can still use us to serve Him, bringing light and hope and healing.
Launching out into the deep,
Uncharted waters, great unknown;
A leap of faith is what’s required –
And God, I can’t do that!
Go somewhere I’ve never been?
Do something I’ve never done?
It’s scary but I hear Your promise,
“My child, you can do that!”
I’m not equipped to take the journey.
Suppose I fall along the way?
Will You supply where I am needy?
O God, can You do that?
“I am your God, the Great Provider.
My Spirit comforts and empowers.
Come, take My hand and walk beside Me”
Yes, Lord, I will do that!
Pauline Pearson, written initially in December 2000.