When God Reaches In

When God Reaches In: Poetic Words and Images to Lift Your Soul

Poetic words and images for spiritual intimacy with God

Reach.

I stand by the water in the cool  of the evening. Calm like a mirror the water is smooth, collecting the sky in its reflection.

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Ripples Reach

I toss a pebble, breaking the glass surface of the water. Ker-plunk, pebble creates a splash. Water ripples in circles, expanding and reaching toward the shore.

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Energy Reaches

The energy of the pebble enters the water, creating motion that continues. Expanding and reaching beyond what was to what is and what will be.

Ripples in water

Grace Reaches

A word.

A deed.

A kindness.

A prayer.

A gift.

A correction.

A change.

A blessing.

A challenge.

A smile.

A sharing.

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Pebbles in the water of our days, reaching beyond what we can see. The visible becomes invisible and the temporal extends to the eternal. The actions of influence are gifts in the moment. Sharing a piece of ourselves, love ripples out.

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Love reaches.

So often I wonder, what impact do the words that I write have? Do they reach out beyond what I can see? The gifts of my heart are pebbles in the water.

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Yet there is another reach that I forget about but long for.

God Reaches In

This is the reach of the pebble in the water, deep below the surface we can see. I long for the weight of the pebble to sink deep into greater understanding and faith.

Though I may be concerned with reaching out, God is always reaching in. Truth breaks the surface of my thoughts, sinking into the inner depths–the division of soul and spirit, of joint and marrow.

Smooth Water

This mysterious God-place where heaven touches earth, His infinite within my finite, where the eternal swallows time. This holy intersection of what is with what will be.

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Revelation is God reaching in.

Reach in Lord, past what I think I know. Past the misperceptions and the bald lies I have believed.

Reach beyond the striving of self that works to satisfy my soul in my own ways. Reach through the noise, clutter, and confusion this world stirs. 

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With the toss of a pebble, I receive His presence down deep. Evening comes as color blazes across the sky and light grows in my heart.

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God reaches me.

Linking with Five Minute Friday, The Weekend Brew, and Blessing Counters.

20 Comments

  1. Beautiful!!! I love the simple phrases of Grace reaches <3
    Visiting fro 5 minute friday!

  2. Beautiful. I am grateful for His reach.

    • Ginger Harrington

      O sweet friend, I am honored that you left your mark in this place. You are treasured and loved, just as you are and just as you will be. You inspire me–his reach comes to us in so many ways.

  3. Your photography is beautiful. I love all the water pictures. Very calming. I’m so glad that God reaches out for us. Stopped by from Five Minute Friday.

    • Ginger Harrington

      Thanks so much, Leah. How I love making new friends via the blogging community. I will look forward to reading your post.

  4. Beautiful words and word pictures expressed here, friend. The ripple is widening and yes, your words reach, touch, and bless. Thank you!

    • Ginger Harrington

      As do yours. Your words reach into me and bring an increase. I wonder what would have happened if you had not sat down with me and said, “WRITE.” Grateful for your friendship.

  5. Oh my friend – this is all kinds of lovely! I love this: “Reach in Lord, past what I think I know. Past the misperceptions and the bald lies I have believed.

    Reach beyond the striving of self that works to satisfy my soul in my own ways. Reach through the noise, clutter, and confusion this world stirs. ” I am praying this prayer with you!

    • Ginger Harrington

      I’m so glad this blessed you today. It was pure joy to work on. Always appreciate it when my sisters join me in prayer.

  6. Beautiful, Ginger. Your photographs and words are paired so beautifully. And like Karrilee, I love this >> “Reach in Lord, past what I think I know. Past the misperceptions and the bald lies I have believed.”
    Blessings to you.
    xoxo

    • Ginger Harrington

      Blessings to you friend. I appreciate your gracious comments. How fortunate we are that we have a God who reaches for us long before we reach for Him. Have a great weekend.

  7. Well, my dear sista, You’ve reached me. This is beautiful, thoughtful and spot on.

  8. Beautiful words and pictures. I love that God reaches in for us, loves us and that love ripples out to others. Thanks for your visit – so nice to meet you! Thankful to your family for your service to us all.

  9. Perfect timing for me – remembering that God reaches in!

  10. This post truly reached my heart today. I am so thankful that God reaches into me and fills me, reaches out to me and grabs a hold of me when I go astray.

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