I Needed the Quiet
I read this poem on another's blog and immediately connected with it. Sometimes we are wise and seek rest and sometimes it's forced on us.
I Needed the QuietI needed the quiet so He drew me asideInto the shadows were we could confideAway from the bustle where all day longI hurried and worried when active and strong.I needed the quiet, tho at first I rebelledBut gently, so gently, my cross he upheldAnd whispered so sweetly of spiritual thingsTho weakened in body, my spirit took wingsTo heights never dreamed of when active and gayHe loved me so greatly he drew me away.I needed the quiet. No prison my bed,But a beautiful valley of blessings insteadA place to grow richer, in Jesus to hide.I needed the quiet, so he drew me aside.Alice Hansche Mortenson1944