Such a Love, Pristine

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I found two feathers walking yesterday and then a third. The first pair were mostly grey and I held tightly to them as I walked. No pockets in my clothes, I held on, clutching them gently. I rounded the corner to the steep hill and decided to drop them, said a prayer of 3 words, “art and writing” and walked on.

Walking on as I decided against more hills, I let my feet take me towards home. I glanced down in the grassy border and spotted the third feather, a white one. Pristine and soft as velvet, I gathered it up. It was pure and undamaged in a way I’d never seen. I walked on home with great wonder over the assurance that my 3 word prayer had been heard.

I added the feather to my collection, cherishing the words of victory and the promises of Jesus.

Shortly after, a friend I hadn’t spoken to in many months called to say she had an opportunity for me to speak to a group of women in October. “Would I pray about it?” she asked. Two thoughts linger, there’s that open door and I am willing, not sure fully able, but willing. A third, October gives me even more time for courage, grace and healing, God’s wise provision.

“All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and his angels that they are mine.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

What we see as too damaged or defeated in our hopes to keep moving forward, God sees as victory for us, a peaceful one.

I pray you keep pursuing this peace or that you seek it if you never have. I pray for you my prayer for me.

Lord, help me keep walking towards you, towards peace. Help me to remember I am yours.

5 thoughts on “Such a Love, Pristine

  1. Oh Lisa: this is just so beautiful. What gifts from God. I am SO SO SO happy for you. And this is again such precious affirmation to me today as I had been messaging with a friend about this very thing: Jesus wanting us to see ourselves as He sees us and how confessing our sins is not to make us holy but to affirm our holiness and purity and wholeness in Jesus and His blood and to shed what doesn’t belong in us.

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  2. BTW your focus on peace so brings this to mind – the meaning of the Greek Word translated as peace in the Bible:

    HELPS Word-studies

    1515 eirḗnē (from eirō, “to join, tie together into a whole”) – properly, wholeness, i.e. when all essential parts are joined together; peace (God’s gift of wholeness).


    1. It also speaks to me about letting go of lesser things to take ahold of Jesus and His much greater gift for us. So many times I have laid down things in obedience that in a worldly sense just haven’t made sense to those around me, but I am beginning to see the fruit of doing so now. He sees that pristine white feather waiting for us: a deeper knowing of Him and being known by and in Him.

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  3. BTW a quote for us both:

    “Let us dare to test God’s resources
    … Let us ask Him to kindle in us and keep aflame that passion for the impossible that shall make us delight in it with Him, till the day when we shall see it transformed into fact.” Lilias Trotter as quoted Miriam Huffman Rockness’ book A Passion for the Impossible


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