Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Winds of God (Poem)

Oh, the winds of God are blowing,
So keep your sails unfurled.
And the winds of God will take you,
To safe harbors of the world.

Forever they’re in motion,
to take you where you will.
Forever full of power,
if there are sails to fill.

But they cannot do their duty,
If you should reef your sail,
The winds would still be blowing,
But they blow to no avail.

So, if upon your voyage,
Becalmed your ship or slow,
Oh, blame it not to winds of God,
He doth not wish it so.

So take the helm, be master.
Unfurling sails your part.
And the winds of God will take you,
to the Harbor of your heart.

[“The Winds of God” By Nellie Olmsted Lincoln - used in my Pentecost Sermon - first came across this at St. Dorothy's Rest in CA.]

2 comments:

robert said...

REV KURT THANK YOU FOR PUBLISHING THIS WONDERFUL POEM ON THE INTERNET

WHEN I FIRST HEARD YOU READ IT AT CHURCH LAST SUNDAY, I WAS COMPLETELY 'CAPTIVATED" BY THE WORDS AND THEIR TRUTH

ROBERT [ NOT RICHARD}

Rev. Kurt said...

Robert,

You are welcome. When I first came across this poem in CA, I was very impressed with it.

“The winds of God are always blowing, but if you wish to go forward you must keep your sails unfurled.” ~ Old Eastern Proverb