Creative Work

Is it Time for a Change?

Melinda William

Give me the courage to bloom,
     to open myself
          layer by layer
               like a rose,
to blossom with the beauty you created in me.

No longer closed into myself—
     a tightly-bound bud holding secret all that I am—
          but led by your spirit,
I can find the heart to reveal
     who I was created to be,
          resplendent and blooming with faith.

—from devozine (March/April 2008). Copyright © 2008 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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