This morning, our word prompt brings to mind “re-cover,” as a parent re-covers a sleeping child during the night…
Re-cover me, God
when I feel exposed to criticism
when I feel vulnerable with my love
when I feel unprotected from my fears.
Re-cover me, God
with your blanket of truth
with your comforter of compassion
with your quilt of security.
But let me awaken when you tenderly kiss my cheek
to murmur a quiet, “Thank you,”
before I peacefully rest in you.
(Five Minute Friday is an online writing community. Each week, we are given a one-word prompt and five minutes to write. You may find other posts or add your own at the link above!)
I wish sometimes He’d cover me
when the night gets very late,
so I would not have to see
my fell onrushing fate.
Sometimes I wish He’d shield my face,
place palm over my eyes,
so I would not see the place
where everybody dies.
I even wish that He would throw
a blanket on my head
so I would not have to know
that too soon I’ll be dead,
but that is not His holy plan,
and He says, “Son, be a man!”
I thought of you as I wrote this one, Andrew. I can’t imagine all that you are facing and fearing, but I do know God is holding you closely through it all – as we continue to hold you in our hearts.
Thank you for your beautiful words.
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Karen, thank YOU. These have been bad days and worse nights. Barb’s been called from sleep by the service dogs three nights in a row now, because I’m having trouble breathing.
God does hold me close. But it’s still rough.
And I am so sad about this. Truly.
What a beautiful post! Loved reading of how God truly covers us with Himself. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for your uplifting words and for visiting today!