from the Poet’s Nook,,An Open Hand is Needed,,


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                      An Open Hand is Needed,,,,                   

I happened once upon a bird,,a frightened little thing,,,

It’s twisted body lay there,,with a badly broken wing,,,

Surprise gave way to sympathy,,as I reached out to him,,,

But life’s experience told him,,I was not his friend,,,

The more I tried to rescue him,,the more he drew away,,,

Til getting down on bended knee,,I scooped him up that day,,,

I carried him to a cage,,and gently closed the door,,,

Then splinted wing,,gave water and seed,,and offered him no more,,,

I did not try to tame him,,for he was a wild thing,,,

My hope was just to see him well,,another day to sing,,,

Slowly he began to mend,,all tho I just must say,,,

I never saw him come to life,,til I let him fly away,,,

An open hand is needed,,God’s mercy to impart,,,

An open hand receives the love,,it needs to touch a heart,,,

                                                                                                                      c.d.m.09

The open hand [yad]  is the type of hand, we are instructed to approach the Lord with. As opposed to a clinched or closed hand..Makes sense its hard to receive with a closed hand. The position of our hands, are directly linked, to the condition of our hearts. Ask those schooled in the study of body language, your hands speak of your thoughts or heart. Observe someones hand during a time of stress,or anger. Our hands speak… Notice as they approach the altar,,are their hands hanging down in defeat,,folded across the chest in a closed manner. Or are they lifted up,,in need yes,,but also in expectancy.,Our hands speak…

They also speak in our attempts of reaching out. It’s time to truly search our hearts motives,in our reaching out. Are we truly desiring, to see the Kingdom of God,, expanded in the hearts of men? Or are we concerned with appearing successful in men’s eyes,,gathering souls for our own reasons. Then feverishly trying to mold them into our concept, of what they should be.Sometimes even causing spiritual abortions in our carelessness. Forgetting or neglecting the word that tells us,’ Lest the Lord build the house, you labor in vain’.  How many Frankenstein’s have men’s hands created,and destroyed? Sadly this has been the case much of the time. But the Lord is seeking for a new breed of followers,whose motives will be as His, to do the Fathers bidding, and reflect His heart, to our generation. To bring Glory to God, and reflect His heart to the nations. A new creation, bearing open hearts, and open hands,,they are very needed.                                                                   sis.c

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About Cheryl

I'm from W.Va. living in Ohio.married [38 yrs],with 2 daughters, 3 grandkids,and 6 step grandkids.Live on a small farm, and have been an ordained minister since 1984.My husband and I both work, he in a factory, and I as a private care-giver. Moved around a lot in my younger yrs. have been planted here 39 yrs. Love the Lord, my family, my country and my life. Glad to meet you.
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One Response to from the Poet’s Nook,,An Open Hand is Needed,,

  1. Betty Snyder says:

    God help us to have your motives……..to reflect your heart…….and to have open hands…….to reach out to the lost, hurting souls who are dying….Amen…

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