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Aug 8, 2010

"I Heard A Voice Today"

"I Heard A Voice Today"
by
Melanie Dorsey


I heard a young voice sing today.
Beyond my ears and to my heart
His lyrics found their home.

From a 20 something to a 40 something
His tone and words spanned the chasm of our years.
I wondered what kind of pain he’d lived.


I glanced around and saw a white haired woman,
A slight upward curve to her lips.
I pondered what his words spoke to her that produced that upturned
arc.


Songs of a hurricane, the gospel and forgiveness,
Songs of God-love, romantic love and questions.
Deep words, sweet words, funny ones, too.


At the end we were asked to make an altar.
I didn’t hesitate long.
‘Turned round and knelt.


“Oh God,” I cried, “I need your help.”
“You know my pain.”
“Help me out.”


To ask help from the One who could have done more,
To bend the knee to the One who could have made things different,
To cry in silence because my lips could no longer form the words.


I heard fresh tears hit the cushioned altar where I knelt.
Beyond my present hurt and heavy heart,
I hope they found their home.

12 comments:

  1. Blessings and prayers,
    andrea

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  2. Well, if that was the young man, then I wonder what pain he felt, also. His words were powerful.
    I felt your pain and I wept with you.♥

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  3. Healing words...you are loved.

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  4. Beautiful post, sweet sister friend. Your voice is certainly a gift. As I read your words, I was so touched by your spirit.

    Love the song and the lyrics! so very true...

    in His precious, unfailing love,
    the other Melanie
    :)

    ~ melscoffeebreak.blogspot.com ~

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  5. Melanie:

    Those tears DID find their home... right into His bottle, along with all the other tears you have shed. He knows.

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  6. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise...

    Sending love, Melanie.

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  7. Oh sweetie, I too had tears falling as I listened to this young man's words....I'm sure we all can relate something to them.
    Your words were even more powerful to me. I love how you stand on your Faith, lean on it and even crave it. God is good Melanie and you have guided so many on the path to him with your tears and pain.....you are his....:-)Hugs

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  8. "To ask help from the One who could have done more,
    To bend the knee to the One who could have made things different,
    To cry in silence because my lips could no longer form the words."

    Thinking of you today, sister. Your words break my heart. His heart is broken for you, too. He weeps with you. He understands this pain.

    "Blessed is the man who does not fall away ON ACCOUNT OF ME."
    -Jesus, Luke 7:23 (emphasis mine)

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  9. We are the family of the forgiven!


    [[HUGS]] to you. Psalms anyone?

    Choosing JOY,
    Stephanie

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  10. Such a precious post sis, love you.

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  11. Melanie, words from the heart, beautifully written - I cry for you - I pray for you. laurie

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