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Green trees, cool water, a gentle breeze...the perfect place to sit at the feet of the Master and learn. Jesus taught so often on the shoreline, and He's still speaking today.

This is where I share the lessons He teaches me, often during the time I spend on the shores of a local lake. I don't have all the answers...and some days I don't have any. But I go here when I need to draw near to Him in a tangible way. Come with me...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

On a Bench Facing West

On a bench facing west
it's answers she seeks
On a bench facing west
with her Father she speaks 

She lifts up her voice
both in grief and in praise
She lifts up her voice
endless days upon days

Her Father looks down
and He sees every tear
Her Father looks down
understands every fear

"My child" says He
"have patience, just wait"
"My child" says He
"I'm on time, never late"

"For these many long years
I've waited" says she
"For these many long years
for your answers to be"

"My dear daughter, I know
all your deepest desires"
"My dear daughter I know
to what you would aspire"

"I put the dreams there
in your mind and your heart
I put the dreams there
I've been here since the start"

"In Me you must trust 
I am faithful and true
In Me you must trust
what's best I will do"

"Now hush and just sit
in My Presence today
Now hush and just sit
I am making a way"

So she lifts up her heart
in quiet and peace
So she lifts up her heart
His Presence she seeks

On a bench facing west
she watches the sky
On a bench facing west
her Father is nigh

by Toni Campbell - all rights reserved


  1. Beautiful poem, Toni. I love it.

    1. Thanks Pammers...just one of those things that flowed out of the keyboard. I know it's from Him when it's that effortless (I know you understand!).