What has just flown through our hands and fingers
Seemingly lost forever,
Love has missed the chance
A door once open, now shut
The late decision, to step out in faith
As a dove flies far away in the distance,
The gift meant to freely share
Held back in hesitation, as anxiety or fear ruffled the hair
Distracted the mind, troubled the thoughts.
And now my heart is perplexed
What should have been, faded like sunlight at dusk;
Oh the pain of heartache
Even distant memories come back to taunt,
Worse thoughts of selfish, clumsy hands holding flowers
The desire for the scent of beauty
To embrace the aroma, the fragrance of a fleeting moment;
Now the knees bow, the head lowers in repentance…
Once more in humility before God who forgives
The Holy One, the patient One.
When the guilt lifts, inner change continues
What condemns flies away as but another startled bird
Yet, the memory can linger and a scar can form.
The mind is a marvel at the least
One thing triggers another, thoughts multiply then are calmed
The countenance brightens, unspoken questions settled;
But nothing was offered in obedience, nothing gained,
A lost chance to honor the Lord in faithfulness.
But God crowns the future with circumstances,
Sovereignty His pleasure worked out,
The past moment disappears, “now” is covered by the peace of forgiveness
Our God who is the Lord of “now”
Reaches out in kindness with healing balm
Wipes my tears, gives me understanding as needed
Gives me strength and comfort, tender mercy
Along with wisdom and power to move on and discern the Way.
To live out this new life, to shine brightly for any and all
Pure love covers, a clean heart works again with clean hands
Such knowledge of our Shepherd, the merciful One
Who is always ready with a second chance!