give honor where honor due

 

Hallowed be your name?

be set apart, made holy

to know God, to make him known

but we are an unholy people

hollow/hollowed out, hurt/ hurting

we’ve brought shame on your name

we have put out the bright signal fires

even dousing them with tepid water

yet, when life’s trouble terrifies us

we again take your name on our lips

cry for help in hopeless places

look for you in unfamiliar faces

you hear, you answer, you come

dispel our soul darkness

heal our heart wounds

wake us to our real life

Hallowed be your name!

 

 

falling~water~legacy

 

liquid laughter mists

refreshes ~ encourages

name means waterfall

 

 

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photo by lynn

what’s in a name?

-linked with Marina’s pesky questions prompt at d’Verse

 

if asked introspective questions

who are you? whom do you love?

i naturally respond with my name:

 

“lynn” (English) means “refreshing stream, waterfall”

 

i am like water in its various forms: vapor, liquid, solid–

 cumulus cloud reflecting heaven’s

brightness or darkly brooding until

rain falls in myriad of droplets collecting

into rivulets of cascading laughter to flow

into clear mountain lake, mirror calm, until

stirred to frothy whitecaps by life’s winds;

as solid iceberg exposes only tip,  in time

glacial ice will melt to join eternal sea

 

who i was, am, will be… changing and yet in essence, still me

 

let me live up to my name, to be poured out and refresh others

offering a drink of life-giving water from my well

 

yet i am also thirsty, needing refreshment myself…

 

perhaps best answer is NOT who i love but Who loves me?

i will joyfully sing, “all my fountains are in you!”