Hearts like water

Lamentations 2:19 “…pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord…” (NIV)*

waterfall

waterfall (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

Let it all out

like liquid flowing freely

the tipping pitcher poured,

emptied—before the Lord.

As Hannah, weeping for a child to hold.

As Mary, grieving her child—gone.

Holding nothing back

at his feet, splash.

Then, see what grows from seeds

watered by sweet release.

…..

by Patty Perkins

…..

*The One Year Bible, October  29, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading, and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 31 years and we have two college-age sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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