flowers on a mountain
Poetry

Embraced

Embraced

Take me in your arms, Dear Father,

Let me rest, safe in this place.

Encompass me with endless mercy,

Wrap me tight with love and grace.

 

Keep me from the weight of sorrow.

Ever pressing down on me,

Let me feel your safe, sweet harbor,

Offer now this sweet reprieve.

 

Sustain my weary soul, blessed Savior.

Restore my faith these trials have crushed,

Remind me that you love me dearly,

Soothe me with your tender touch.

 

Listen to my prayer, Lord Jesus

I cry out, “Please rescue me!”

Lest I falter in this journey,

Turn my feet to follow thee.

 

Infuse my mind with your pure wisdom,

Fill me now to do Thy will,

Bind my ever straying spirit,

Calm my fears and make them still.

 

Search my heart for wrong intentions,

Try my ever wandering ways,

Forgive me for the sins I’ve harbored,

Cleanse me now, with this I pray.

 

Release me from your holy presence

Set me down from your embrace,

I’m ready Lord to do Thy pleasure,

Send me forth with joy and praise.

LJD

Linda Jane Dingeldein: Different by Design
Photography by Linda Jane Dingeldein

Baguio City, Philippines

After twenty-five years as a missionary, Linda Jane is now entering a new ministry role as pastor’s wife; where she will serve alongside of her husband Joel, in Warren, Pennsylvania. The calling to serve Christ remains the same, as does her endeavor to reach women with the gospel message, and to teach them to live authentically out of who God created them to be. Linda's passion is communication through the spoken and written word, photography and illustration. She loves all things cultural, creative and colorful.

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