never abandoned

“The very places that we presume God not to be are the very places
that are filled with His footprints and littered with His fingerprints.”

Craig D. Lounsbrough


(a small tree frog sunning / Julie Cook / 2017)

At an abandoned house, void of all things that once were…
where brittle dried leaves now line all walkways and stairs…
while broken branches litter a yard once enjoyed by some forgotten family…
Neglect and indifference meld sadly into a quickening eyesore.

Yet even in the silence of abandonment a small reminder suns himself…
As I am graciously reminded that God will always remain…

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them,
for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 /8

5 comments on “never abandoned

  1. Sarah says:

    I came across this poem again yesterday, and thought of you (not because of the forgetful pride bit but because of the dark threads):

    My life is but a weaving
    Between my Lord and me.
    I cannot choose the colors
    He worketh steadily.

    Ofttimes He weaveth sorrow,
    And I in foolish pride
    Forget He sees the upper
    And I, the underside.

    Not till the loom is silent
    And the shuttles cease to fly
    Shall God unroll the canvas
    And explain the reason why.

    The dark threads are as needful
    In the weaver’s skillful hand
    As the threads of gold and silver
    In the pattern He has planned.

  2. SLIMJIM says:

    Powerful quote from Craig D. Lounsbrough.

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