Father in Heaven,
I am but a humble knight.
I am neither as lowly as a king,
nor as lofty as a stable hand in your eyes,
but I am your child, no more, no less.
I kneel before you knowing I am blessed,
that so many fare so much worse in life than I,
yet I struggle Lord and I hurt.
I am no monk dedicated with every breath
to serve you in every deed,
but in all things supernatural I hold to none but thee.
Your Holy Son I have embraced,
Your Salvation I have received,
but in this moment I feel so far away and so alone.
It seems that every work of my hands comes to naught
and every good deed sifts away like ashes in the wind.
I look into my heart to see if there be some great evil,
but find little that seems worthy of these woes.
Still, I know you are my Father and my Lord
And where you place me is the best place for me to be.
I do not ask to understand this desert you have me in
or why it pleases you for evil men to hold such sway on my life.
I only ask that you be near me and keep my path
even when I do not feel you there.
For I know my feelings are human, feeble and errant,
but your word is forever true.
You said you would never leave me
and I know that what you've said... You'll do.
The title represents how life can feel in those desert times. I am in one now. Much of my future and wellbeing are in the hands of others who do not seem to care about my life or my family. But I know that God's ears are never deaf. It only seems that way at times. When He is ready, he speaks again and the sound is so much sweeter for it's absence. His voice will come again as it has before and so, I will wait upon Him.
Vue6 on a Mac; no postwork;
Armor is one of the M3 sets from Rosity marketplace. I have several and can't remember which one this is now and am not feeling well enough to go search it out. Do a marketplace search for "Armor" and you'll find many great packages.
Feb 28, 2007 8:39:59 amby rainbows Homepage »
A movingly beautiful work, my knight both image and words. My heart hurts for the feelings you are experiencing. George, you have taught me so much in my life. It is good to let go of these feeling through your art and your words. I would move heaven and earth to help you feel better, I know that you know this. When things have been bad in my life.. whose converstations and company do I seek.. That of you and dearest Rebecca. I have no fear for you at all. For, I know this. Your deep faith with bring a cup of cooling water to you in this desert, you will drink from this cup. All shall be well, my precious, percious friend. Gentle hugs to you all. Diane.
Feb 28, 2007 5:27:38 pmby Lyne Homepage »
As one who relates so completly your image is moving, and my heart reaches out with loving prayers for you, that is difficult low spot in life soon be resolved and that in hindsight you will gain the understanding and see the rewards for your journey through this period of life...and it is only that...a single moment in the great cosmic time (while yes, it is VERY intense and painful "moment" that feels like it is lasting a bit too long)...and life will be "up" again, it always is....frustrating that we "children" have to learn the great lessons in life but the reward of our new growth, our new direction and relief from physical and emotional pain WILL COME!
Amazing, meaningful scene, well worth the long render time!
Mar 1, 2007 2:34:18 pmby FrenchKiss Homepage »
Aww George. I'm so very sorry you're going through one of those difficult times in life. I have been there and know just how tough things can get. Hang in there and all will change. It has to. Nothing ever stays the same and all will be well, perhaps even better in the long run. Hugs to you.
Mar 2, 2007 6:12:16 amby chrispoole Homepage »
The one thing I feel about art more than anythng else is the ability to express yourself, especially in difficult times when meeting face to face is impractical, and as they saying goes a picture paints a thousand words, god bless and may he answer all your prayers in abundance, wonderful and thought provoking words and render.