Showing posts with label Christianity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christianity. Show all posts

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Christian Healing and The Word Center

After trying to maintain several blogs with regular posts, I saw a need to simplify! So an umbrella blog has been set up at The Word Center.

May God bless you and bring the healing you need in Christ Jesus.

Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2016

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Friday, December 23, 2011

The healing art of love

Poem by Mary Sayler, dedicated to God and a Crazy Old Woman:



At The Altar, Railing

Long before I saw her coming down the aisle,
I heard her animated conversation with the air.
Apparently, spirits loomed everywhere her
mind and body moved. This would not have
been my problem to solve, much less prove,
except for being my turn to pray for anyone
who came my way with need. I told my pastor,
"I'm not ready for this!" but he did not heed
one word of what I said. Instead he answered
something I never will forget as I stood there,
hovering between prayer or fear and flight. The
very sight of this gnarled old woman frightened
me beyond belief, but somehow I received what
I believed to be a benediction:

"All she needs is loving."

"All she needs…," I thought, wondering if my pastor
bought that word himself! And yet I no longer felt
distraught. Calmed by freeing truth and strength not
mine, I offered the babbling woman hushed prayers
beneath my breath then reached, palm out, with a
tentative touch. Much to my amazement, she laid
her wrinkled cheek against my shoulder, soaked
previously in prayer, and rested there in the spirit.
I'd never seen anything like it! That scary old woman,
crazy and wild, laid her head on my shoulder like a
comforted child and freed me of a long-abiding fear.




(c) 2012, Mary Harwell Sayler, all rights reserved.