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Fallow Field

Barren Land

Her heart is as a once productive field
with stubby remains of a long‑ago‑harvested crop.
Despite neglect, a few signs of spiritual life still sprout.
May she realize her soul barrenness and
Glimpse again bountiful harvest possibilities

It may take deep painful plowing to break up the hardness,
to bury the husks of “not wanting to hear” or “to see.”
May she, though – even with trembling hands –
hand you a renewed life-time lease of her life.

“…break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.” Hosea 10:12

Martha Hawn VanCise©2017 www.signpostsonhightrails.com
Photo: MHVanCise

How It Was Before

Kinzua Dam

“I used to come here before the dam went in,” he said.

“But now, I can’t remember how it looked.”

As Christians, it’s sometimes hard to remember

How it was before Christ came and changed our lives.

It’s even harder to remember

The love

And comforting peace

We had in Christ

After we have drifted away from Him.

Spiritual passion erupts like a geyser in the early days following conversion, then settles into a lukewarm pool, and finally may evaporate of neglect or disillusionment. (Philip Yancey: Reaching for the Invisible God)

Martha VanCise©2013