it’s faith that has me
not the other way round
i try to shake it loose
and i don’t know whether it’s habit
or the god i can’t believe in
but somehow i am wrapped
in this story
and it won’t let me go
i wondered again
how i would survive a moment
and a place
that seem overwhelming.
and maybe it’s only the memory of faith
i heard telling me
trust the wisdom that’s here
in this moment
Some musing from Cheryl at hold this space … she wrote this when she should have been preparing something else!
I love this – and it covers sentiments shared in a conversation I had with a friend over coffee earlier today.
I find it reassuring that faith has me and not the other way around.
There was a time in my life when I walked away from faith. I found ‘churchy’ stuff – all the requirements and expectations overwhelming – and I wanted out.
But 10 years later – like Cheryl – I found that I couldn’t quite shake it off and gradually I rediscovered faith.
And this ‘rediscovery’ was the beginning of a new journey, one which would take me into the ordained ministry
I too am wrapped in this story and it won’t let me go.
Picture is ‘hymn of praise’ by Jonny Baker on Flickr