And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of mighty ocean waves or the rolling of loud thunder. It was like the sound of any harpists playing together. Revelation 14:2

Safe In His Embrace

My inspiration for Safe in His Embrace is a memory from a time when I was in love with a man that was going through his own torment.  We were living in Eureka, California.  At times, a very cold current would flow off the North West Pacific Ocean. 

I remember waking many mornings to the sound of the foghorn.   This was a time in my life where I was in a bad relationship that affected my own life and I ended up leaving him.  Many years later he tried to take the life of the mother of his child and ended up taking his own life instead with a gunshot to the head.  

I pray that the Lord is now holding him in his embrace

Lighthouse

 

I can hear the foghorn thru the midst of the stormy sea

So cold, so cold, so cold to my bones

Is this happening to me or perhaps I am in a dream

 Where am I? I drifted off course

 So close to shore, but so far away from my destiny

If only I can make it to shore safely before I drown in sorrow and shame

 

What is that ahead, I can’t see. There, there, there it is

The lighthouse breaks the waves as they crash all around

My ship was guided by the light that shines thru the night

 I made it home and landed on solid ground

I am safe, I am safe, safe in HIS embrace

 

Now I know I heard your voice as the sound of the waves

and thunder thru the midst of the sea

The horn a warning for me

I awake, I awake, awake to the sweet sound of harps

as the light shines in the morning dawn warming my heart

I am safe, I am safe, safe in his embrace

 

So I Smile

I wrote this poem at a time I was in pain from a cycling injury.  Lord thank you for helping me smile through the pain and for your healing touch, even though it took some time.  Amen.

 

The pain is wearing me down

I am wearing a frown

Lord help me find relief

From the grief

The pain is too much

I am waiting for your healing touch

Lift this weight off my back

I feel like I am under attack

I endure the pain

The strain

And I pray

For the day

When you will wipe our tears

I will no longer live in fear

There will no longer be pain

There will be no strain

Until then

I know I will win

So I smile

For a little while

For I know you care

And will always be there

So I smile

For a little while

As you comfort me

For eternity

 

 

A psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah:

Because You have been my help, Therefore, in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. Psalm 63:7

Donna Marie is an author and poet. She has triumphed over many trials in her life including disease, abuse and divorce. She now lives in Northern California, with her husband, her rescue calico cat and her rescue husky mix puppy dog. Donna enjoys walking her dog, hiking, cycling, reading, camping and writing. Donna describes herself as a daughter of the King, a Princess warrior in Christ.