Outside that comfort zone

Posted on Mar 5, 2012 in Blog

I just got another brilliant email update from the author, Ann Voskamp… This is just so beautifully captured.

Do not let anything keep you –
not anything

from flinging out of that sagging comfort zone,
and right into the streets, eyes and mouth full of His wonder,
to pant it in the marketplace
the back alleys, the front fields,
across the crackling wires

that you have seen Him, yes — you have seen the light —
and with these very eyes,
and you hear it even now,
how the rocks cry out
and you cry too, this stammering it
into every willing ear
that you opened your eyes one day and ran right into all His glory

and He saves and He kisses wounds and He serenades
and Beauty has branded you,
marked you with awe
and awe is why you grab the pen, and Beauty is why you scratch it down,
and all His lighting glory is why you muzzle the voices that say
you can’t or shouldn’t or mustn’t,
because He is your blaze and He is your burn and and you cannot be muzzled because
what can keep you from telling once the eyes have seen

Could there be anything greater than this,
the bearing witness
to the glory sighting?

Stand and give testimony.

Because this is the holy, blazing thing:
you cannot

1 Comment

  1. Debby Anderson
    January 19, 2014

    I just placed this Ann Quote on my recently cleared studio bulletin board. It was just waiting for a foundational idea to set my new course of imagination! And the new course will be to (paraphrased) “open my eyes and run right into all His glory . . . to be branded by His beauty . . . to bear witness to the glory sighting!

    Anneli, thank you for reflecting God’s grace thru your paintings at Mission Connections!