“Surrender,” An Original Poem by Shannon Arthur

Fellow member of Central Oaks Shannon Arthur texted me this poem yesterday. I asked her if I could share it on today’s blog and she said yes. I thought it would be an encouragement for all of you—and especially those of you that pray for our sister Shannon.

Without further adieu, here is “Surrender:”

As the water rushes by,
removing sediment,
changing the shape of the rock--
so the Word of God pours over me,
removing sediment,
reshaping me into the vessel
He created me to be.

I must learn to be still
In total surrender,
Trusting Him wholly.
Then His Word,
His Grace,
His Mercy,
His Love!
Will wash over me as water over rocks--
shaping me into His likeness,
shaping me into His purpose.

In His Timing,
By His Power,
To His Glory.

Thank you for letting me share this, Shannon.

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