Monday, September 29, 2008

The Warrior

This morning my thoughts traveled along
to a place in my life where days have long since gone
beholding an image of what I used to be
as visions were stirred, and God spoke to me.

He showed me a warrior, a soldier in place
positioned by Heaven, yet I saw not the face.
Achilles Triumphant by Howard David Johnson
Achilles Triumphant


I watched as the warrior fought enemies
that came from the darkness with destruction for me.

I saw as the warrior would dry away tears
as all of heaven's Angels hovered so near.
Huge Host of Angels Descend Through the Clouds in Paradise by Gustave Dore
Huge Host of Angels Descend Through the Clouds in Paradise

I saw many wounds on the warrior's face
yet weapons of warfare were firmly in place.

I felt my heart weeping, my eyes held so much
As God let me feel the warrior's prayer touched.
I thought "how familiar" the words that were prayed
The prayers were like lightning that never would fade.

I said to God,"please, the Warrior's name"
He gave no reply, He chose to refrain.

I asked, "Lord, who is broken that they need such prayer?"
He showed me an image of myself standing there.


Bound by confusion, lost and alone
I felt prayers of the Warrior carry me home
I asked "Please show me Lord, this Warrior so true"

I watched and I wept,

Silhouette of Woman Praying by Highbridge
Silhouette of Woman Praying


for Mother...the Warrior -- was you!

Larry S. Clark

12 comments:

Sis. Julie said...

I love how you put pictures to your posts. They add emphasis to them. I am too lazy to go to that extent. But I love it when others do it. Not to mention....I'm not creative enough to come up with an idea for a good photo to go with my posts.

Denise said...

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Denise said...

Thank you for your prayers for Sandy.. I spoke with Sandy and I told her that there are many beautiful ladies praying for her.. She is in good spirits, her husband is not doing as well as she is.. I spoke with him and he has to take the baby home today..... New Father with new baby and wife facing open heart surgery is a tough pill to swallow........ Remember David when you pray.....

Tracy said...

Wow wonderful post. Thank you for posting it.

Maxine said...

Beautiful pictures as always and such precious thoughts. Oh, to be warriers for our children!

Lisa said...

I enjoyed this post.I am a prayer warrior for my children and others as well. Blessing. Lisa

Beverly said...

What a beautiful, stirring poem. And I loved the pictures you put alongg with the words. {{hugs to you, Mimi!}}

Joyce's Ramblings said...

Mimi,
Again a great post. Thank you.

Denise said...

I have a PRAISE REPORT !!!!!!!!! GOD IS GOOD AND GREATLY TO BE PRAISED...

Cathy said...

That is just precious, Mimi. You read so many wonderful things to share with us. Thanks ~

Unknown said...

How can I buy the poem The Warrior by Larry S. Clark? I saw it years ago in Christian Bookstore however, I am having no luck finding it online.

Unknown said...

How can I buy the poem The Warrior by Larry S. Clark? I saw it years ago in Christian Bookstore however, I am having no luck finding it online.