I thank God for the love He shows me in a Matheson morning
Trees standing tall
Blue sky further than my eyes can see
Birds chirping their sweet melodies that fill my soul with peace
With a love all the darkness in this world will never understand
To prompt me to sing songs of glory, thanks and praise to God
Who loves a sinner like me
With all that yet needs to change
Greater forgiveness for those who have hurt me in my past and present
Forgiving my father for words of cruel destruction to a child
Your brother’s smarter than you’ll ever be.
You disappoint me.
You will always be a failure.
I wish you had never been born.”
Words spoken in the sickness of schizophrenia
Swatting me with an open hand when I would try to protect my mother
Those haunting words. “The hand or the book.”
Forgiving those who have judged me
Assassinated my character
The call of God on this Matheson morning is to forgive
Let Your love flow into my heart unlike ever before
Spread a message of God’s love for all
The mother seeing her children die a slow and miserable death from malnutrition
Those sold into sexual slavery
That homeless person on the street
That disabled person abused physically, emotionally by personal support workers
Father, I pray for all of this family of Yours, Your children
Pray they would have peace
Thank you for this Matheson morning
The brush strokes of Your creativity in the different colours of the leaves
Thank you for loving all of us
Hearing us as we call to You
For the healing in a Matheson morning
Kevin and Karen Osborne are Christian pastoral counsellors and psychotherapists. Kevin is studying to become a psychologist and professor of Psychology. He feels called to also be a chaplain. We have started You Can Hope Again Counselling. Karen enjoys doing cross-stitch while I like writing and singing songs. Karen makes me laugh when she sings the kitty bed-time song saying, “It’s that time. It’s the bestest kitty time of the day!” Kevin enjoys teasing the kitties and making them do kitty dances with music. Their kitty, Catherine, loves it when kitty daddeh sings All Things Bright and Beautiful. Kevin likes doing impressions. He tells children’s stories and helps others with their problems using his hand puppet, Dr. Teddy, who is a therapy bear. He is a partner with us in our counselling practice.We are available to assist with worship and preaching to give busy pastors and ministers a much-needed break. We offer in-office, and phone counselling to anyone in the world.
Posted on October 7, 2016, in Poetry and tagged autumn, children, creation, God, healing, Hope, joy, love, Matheson, mental illness, mind's seat, morning, Ontario, poet, prayer, Robert Browning. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.