Spirit Love Breath
Part of this poem was written several weeks ago when I started having abdominal pain and swelling. I have had this problem on and off for decades. A gallbladder infection is suspected. I go for an ultrasound of my abdomen tomorrow. I have been on heavy duty pain medications, including morphine. I believe God loves Karen and I. I believe He has an amazing plan for our lives He is starting to more fully reveal. This poem was finished this morning. The Enemy has attacked Karen and I in many ways. Yet, we feel God’s abiding peace and love is with us. Please pray for us. We will pray for you. It is my prayer that you would feel the depth and breadth of God’s love for you through this poetry reflection.
As your servant Job in his suffering cried out to You
I believe You are the God who knows me true
You know who yet I can be
Oh, God, flow Your love for all into me!
Father, I am thankful for each breath I breathe
Time to listen to weary hearts their inner pain to relieve
Thank you for the awesome joy of knowing You
Feeling Your love with each beat of my heart
Your hope to hopeless lives impart
Teaching others about Your love
Dwelling not on things below
But on things above
Love flowing so rich, so free
Open my eyes to see
The peace my spirit needs within
Cleanse me from all sin
Love unbounded give to me for the addict on the street
Homeless dying in the bitter cold
The young and the old
The rich and the poor
Those who don’t believe in You
Those who do believe in You
Those who are forlorn
Those who are hungry in body
Those who are hungry in spirit
That soul filled with smoldering anger
That soul who has been hurt by others
That child who feels unloved
That mother seeing her child die of malnutrition
Father, show us all how we can love them all
Hear us when to You we call
Spirit love breath breathe on me
Make me who You want me to be
Love from now into eternity
Kevin Osborne is training to become a psychotherapist, priest and chaplain through St. James the Elder University in Jacksonville, Florida. He and his wife, Karen, plan to open a counselling practice. Karen is taking graduate divinity studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Kevin is planning on taking additional graduate studies there. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada.
Our greatest calling is to be servants of our Lord wherever He calls us to go.
Posted on February 21, 2016, in Poetry and tagged abuse, anger, children, depression, eternity, God, hungry, job, love, malnutrition, mind's seat, mothers, poor, rich, sin, spirit, spiritual growth, suffering, teaching. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.