Finding a safe place

March 26, 2009 | 3 comments

A reader sent in the below poem which she recently wrote. I was touched by the “who moved” part.

I often hear from people who feel God has deserted them, but am happy to help them see this is never the case.

God’s love for us is perpetual. Isolation and loneliness are a material sense of God that is healed as thought moves to a more spiritual view of the divine Maker, as Melissa alludes to below.


When life’s wrinkles, error, frighten us…”who moved?”
God, or you?
When it seems like a volcano-like abyss has swallowed you whole…”who moved?”
If it seems like the very heavens have walked away
and divinity has abandoned us just for spite…”who moved?”

And yet
if we would move thought to Him
and stay there
we would see that the Father / Mother oneness is closer to us than breathing.
We would find Life / God has opened the portals of heaven to distill a benediction of Love.
We would find that safe is another name for God.

~ Melissa Baker

3 thoughts on “Finding a safe place”

  1. Beautiful, such a lovely reminder of the prodigal returning to find his Father waiting and seeing him from a long way off, rejoicing. Thank you so much.

  2. What a beautiful promise. “If I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there!” Regardless of the place we think we are in, when we open our arms upward to our Father-Mother God we find that God’s loving arms envelope us tightly. I love that!
    With much gratitude!

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