Haiku Collection ~ Walking With God

Hey friends! I hope your 2019 is going well. I realized last year that I’m really fascinated by peoples’ individual walks with God—what their faith looks like day-to-day.* Faith is a relationship, and every relationship is unique. Those may be two of my biggest takeaways from 2018. I guess it makes sense, then, that I wrote a bunch of haikus about my relationship with God, about what He’s been teaching me recently and what I’ve been saying to Him. I think it would be cool to post more haiku collections in the future about other topics, but for now, I hope you enjoy this one. Let me know your thoughts and favorites in the comments (if you so desire, of course)!

*I wrote about this a bit in my Reading Recap 2018 post—Gilead by Marilynne Robinson and Remember God by Annie F. Downs are two wonderful examples, fiction and non-fiction and OKAY I’ll shut up about books already.

father and little daughter walking on the beach

i.

When You take my face
In Your gentle hands, I feel
The rough of Your scars.

ii.

This manna You gave
Is not what I’d had in mind.
My God, what is it?

iii.

You covered the red
In my ledger with more red.
It turned white as snow.

iv.

Are You a wizard
To always speak in riddles?
Except—God is love.

v.

Your unseen footsteps
Force my gaze up from the ground
To Your outstretched hand.

vi.

I no longer have
An account at that old bank.
Look me up: Debt Paid.

vii.

I walk with a limp
When I wanted a blessing.
Are they the same thing?

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