9/8/10

Preach on, Sir Francis

I'm not usually one for poems, never have been but this one caught my eye and convicted my heart. Enjoy.


Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
with the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.


Sir Francis Drake


4 comments:

holly said...

meagan! i just saw your comment. so glad we are connected :) where do you live?? i tried to find out from stalking you but you've concealed yourself well my friend!

meagananne said...

haha! i live in the wonderful city of austin, texas! or rather, i live in the outskirts of austin and my last name is hines if you were trying to stalk me on facebook. where do you reside? i think you might be from the south if i remember correctly! =)

Rebecca said...

Thanks for ahsring this, Meagan. Love it.

Rebecca said...

***sharing. ; )