Surrounded by Blue

From Philippians 4:4-7:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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Normally for many

This world looks full and bright

Cups overflow with blessings

But then, dark dims the light


From this window, world turns blue

Hope was filled with each seed

Life’s harvest seems in doubt

Farmers’ fields fill with weeds


Harsh rhetoric and gloom

Positivity hides

Lost in negative times

With whom shall we abide?


There has to be a way

Let’s not fight over masks

Turning blueness to light

Remind us of our tasks


Jesus, the Bread of Life

Fills our empty hunger

Leading us to His peace

Hearts feeling much younger

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There are days during this Covid pandemic in which I feel at a loss.  The roller coaster ride of life suddenly takes a dark turn, and I feel left at the gate.  This poem was written following one of these “blue” moments in my life.  Together, we can continue to share prayers and encouragement with others.  God’s peace!

19 thoughts on “Surrounded by Blue

  1. I find it encouraging to know that the people in the Bible were familiar with sorrow and hard times. Usually, their lives were no beds of roses. That makes their words about the faithfulness of God even more potent.
    We do not see the end in the middle of the story. We have no idea what the end will look like.
    But the great thing is God is right there beside us, comforting us in the middle of the story, and reassuring us that it’s safe to trust, and whispering that trusting really is worthwhile.

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    • Francis, I appreciate your kind thoughts. Yes, we are all stronger when we support each other. I reached a “blue” moment, but thankfully God touched base with me through His Word and prayer. God’s peace to you and your family.


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