Who is the Watchman

“For he hears the lambs innocent call.
And he hears the ewes tender reply.
He is watchful while they are in peace.
For they know when their Shepherd is nigh.”

William Blake

We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.
Thomas Merton

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( a threesome of crows / Julie Cook / 2015)

Chasing dreams or chasing demons
In the darkened night of silence we slumber

Are we cautious sleeping with one eye open
Or do we rest free of worry and dread

Who is charged with the midnight watch
Who stands ready to sound the warning

Danger bays at the gate
While Trouble lurks in the shadows

Wickedness waits ready to strike
Will the Watchman see the signs

When fatigue deadens the senses
Precarious security wraps up the weary

As the winds rustle through the tress
The enemy circles the camp

Remember the Master stands ready to return
Will the enemy route his arrival

Be mindful you who slumber
Be cautious of demons masquerading as dreams

Where is thy peace
How may we rest

Listen all you who have ears to hear. . .
Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.
Ezekiel 33:7

6 comments on “Who is the Watchman

  1. Lynda says:

    Being at peace with God is central to all that happens in our lives and in the life of the world itself. We were created to be in relationship with God and when re resist everything is at risk.
    Thanks for the Merton quote which puts into words what I have tried unsuccessfully to express succinctly. Blessings.

    • So true, as my observation is of the vast worry and fretting we allow to consume us—no matter what type of worry—-and that there is a Great Watchman / Shepherd that keeps watch of His flock 🙂
      hugs northward—Julie

  2. Nicodemas says:

    So very encouraging and faith building! And I love Thomas Merton.

  3. This is greatness too! Are you taking some kind of writer steroids these days??? If so, could you send some my way! Hee hee… Love, N 🙂 ❤

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