Hold On

When all else fails you, hold on to a song:
one that stirs your soul and pulls you with it
on a high soaring ride.

If it is life that is failing you and death draws near,
hold on to the wind: remember that the unknown
is the movement of life.

If it is love that fails you, as love does,
hold on to a flower: see how its true beauty
is revealed in blessing the work of bees.

If it is the mind that fails you,
hold on to a toddler’s hand
and discover the world again.

If the body lets you down,
hold on to the water:
see how God is revealed in all its forms.

If it is friendship that fails you and brings you grief,
hold on to the sand: know that ancient creatures of earth
have outlasted the tides to bring joy to children.

If it is time that fails you, hold on to your path:
you have only the Where and the When
of the Present; God meets you there.

But again, dear friends: when all else fails you,
hold on to a song that sings you to heaven
and do not be afraid.

2 thoughts on “Hold On

  1. Rachel,
    I love this poem you've written. I hope you are okay with me quoting it in my sermon this coming Sunday. I am preaching from the text from 2nd Corinthians 4:13-5:1.
    Your blog is quite wonderful, and I look forward to following it.
    Blessings on your life and ministry,
    Mark Richardson
    Santa Maria, California

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