Sunday, May 17, 2009

Brian's Prayer

ONLY YOU ARE IN MY MIND AND HEART, OH LORD.
MY TIME WITH YOU HAS LIFTED ME ON HIGH.
WHERE ONCE I WAS DISTRAUGHT AND OH SO LOW.
IN THE WARMTH OF YOUR WINGS I NOW FLY.

AFTER THE DROUGHT OF THE ARID DESERT.
AND AN INWARD SADNESS OF DESPAIR.
ONLY IN LOOKING FOR YOU AND FEELING SO BLIND.
I CAN FINALLY FIND THE MERCY YOU SHARE.

I HAVE GONE THROUGH THE FLAMES AND DEEP WATERS.
TRULY BELIEVING IN YOUR PROMISES OF HOPE.
BUT THE ENEMY CREEPED IN FOR DISCOURAGEMENT.
WHILE YOUR STRONGHOLD OF GRACE HELPED ME COPE.

I AM FOREVER SO DEEPLY GRATEFUL.
OF THE LOVE YOU HAVE GIVEN ME.
FOR WITHOUT YOUR SAVING BELOVED SON.
I WOULD NEVER BE TRULY FREE.

NO ONE ENJOYS TRIALS OR TRIBULATIONS.
EVEN DURING HEAVY MOMENTS OF LEARNING.
YET HOW CAN WE SEEK THE DEPTH OF YOUR MAJESTY.
WITHOUT SOME REFINING BY BURNING?

I CAN SURELY ATTEST OF YOUR GREATNESS.
AS I'VE BEEN SUFFERING WELL OVER A YEAR.
YOU HAVE HELD ME AND TENDERLY KEPT ME.
AND HAVE COMFORTED ME THROUGH ALL MY FEAR.

SO LISTEN, MY FRIENDS, TO ONE WHO CAN'T SPEAK.
AND HEAR THESE WORDS AS THEY'RE READ TO YOU.
THERE IS NOTHING, THERE IS NO ONE GREATER, THAN GOD.
WHO WILL STAY AND HELP YOU VICTORIOUSLY PULL THROUGH.

IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN

Brian courageously lives with the challenges of autism, Tourette syndrome, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
He is functionally non-verbal, but thanks to technology, is able to communicate deeply and with great insight. Brian has a deep walk with Christ and a beautiful, vibrant prayer life, which he has chosen to share with us. He is a vital part of The Community at Creekside.
Linda

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Welcome to the table, friend!

This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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