Tuesday, September 3, 2019

All in the Moment

Matthew 15:28
Then Jesus said to her, "Woman, you have great faith!  Your request is granted."  And her daughter was healed at that moment.

Coming and going
Winning and knowing
Losing and grinning
All in the moment
Living and dying
Failing and trying
Again and again
All in the moment
Anguish and tears
Troubles and fears
Heads ugly, to rear
All in the moment
Hope of salvation
Divided nation
Healing from hurt
All in the moment
For in a moment
Past and future
Placed at odds
What has been
And what can be
Overshadowed
All in the moment

Amen

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful prayer, Martha! All we have is THIS moment.

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    1. Yes, Laurie, it's all we truly have, isn't it?
      Love and blessings!

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  2. It does only take a moment for things to change. A game can be won with a single play, a life taken, a job gained, sad news received, yet the best news of all given in one decision.
    It only takes a moment...
    Your poem reminds me of how how fickle life can be... constantly changing. Yet there is a constant and His name is Jesus.

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    1. Jesus is the constant, Ryan, the same now and forever. Life does and will change, like it or not. Thank goodness we can lean upon our savior, the One who never changes.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Beautiful reminder! In the circle of life all we have is now.

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    1. Amen, Mevely! We only have this moment.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. "All in the moment" - I try to live more in the moment, but my mind continues to drift toward worries and anxieties for the future. Thanks for this reminder, Martha, to stay put right where I am!

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    1. Lisa, we have to remind ourselves that the present moment is all that is guaranteed to us. Over the years, when I find myself swerving into the "what-if" worries, I've prayed instead. No, I haven't perfected the process, but we are all works in progress, aren't we?
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Powerful words, Martha. Thank you. Love and blessings to you!

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    1. Thank you, Trudy! I do hope folks who read this will think again about the futility of living in the past or the future when the moment is all we truly have.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Martha, you've presented some deep thoughts here. In a single moment lives can change: a diagnosis, an accident, a new friend made, and so much more. Yet, God is there, always and forever--knowing the end from the beginning.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. And that is our comfort, Kim - God knows the end from the beginning, and will ever be there for us, no matter what. Yes, things can change in a moment, but the Lord never changes.
      Love and blessings!

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    1. Nells, I'm so gratified that these words spoke to you today, my friend.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Well done, Martha. Concise, yet it says it all. God bless.

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  9. Beautiful poem, sweet friend! God bless you. :)

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl, glad you liked it!
      Love and blessings!

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  10. You are quite the poet, My Friend! Beautiful!
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Loralu! I always get nervous when I post a poem as I'm never sure how it will sound to other. Glad you liked it.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. hi Martha - greetings from the land of heartbreak and breakup blogging :) where I spent most of my days these days lol I am glad I took this moment to visit your blog. so much can happen in one moment, wisdom, hope and encouragement despite what's happening around us. Hope you are doing well and I do miss being here more often.

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    1. You are missed here, too, Vishnu! So glad you took a moment (pun intended) to visit with me, and leave a comment. Much appreciated!
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Moments hold the currency don't they? God, grant us grace live in the moment with You.

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