The Next Best Yes {a #poem}

view of cda lake from room

C’oeur d’Alene Lake, ID jlc 2019

Now

Let 

And 

Yet

How can the power of my surrender

be wrapped up in three slight letters?

A mix of mercy in a single syllable?

And yet.

Placed just so, like fine crystal

refracting evening sun into shards 

of light, they precede each sentence,

illuming my way to the next best yes.

***

I’m grateful to Jesus, who is eternal and an all-at-once God, that we are bound by time.

That we are asked to step into our days one at a time, one yes at a time.

 

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  1. Nancy Ruegg

    Yes–one day at a time, one yes at a time–that’s plenty for me to handle! The key IS surrender, isn’t it. Thank you, Jody, for a poignant reminder, artfully presented!

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