having ascended the stairs named
God’s mercy, justice, and joy
on the wall made of hard, red bricks
and spread my arms to fly
out over a new sea, stretching far in every direction—
a whole new perspective
feeling not only the wind under new-found wings,
but trust—for the first time—as everything
I needed to leap the wall,
We are changed when we trust. When we seek God in prayer and ask, really ask, what He would have of us, in this moment when we are up against the wall and cannot find our way. It is in this moment, He meets us in a way that changes not only our perspective or outlook on life and the situation, but that changes us, from the inside out.
Leaping is a poem that appears in my book, Roses in Winter, available on Amazon.