Lauren and Mikaela--identical twins living on opposite coasts--blog about the story of life and their adventures in faith.



In the whisper of the silence,
I can hear my Jesus say,
“If I lead you from all the rest,
Yet can you walk in my way?”
“Not looking at what others do,
But focus on my Promise?
Can you trudge when they soar skyward,
And fix your eyes on My face?

“T’will be safer with me at night
Than it is for them at day.
Follow me, with no backward look,
And I’ll be there all the way.”
I look on His face; the world fades,
And, through fear, I know my choice.
I will stride the deserts with Him;
My heart will follow His voice.

I go; I live simply with Christ.
Each day, scores fly over me,
But I grip His promise closer,
And press on through the valley.

And then one quiet night, I pause
And my heart is stillest still.
I hear again His whispered voice,
With love speaking His kind will.

He asks, “Was it worth the aching?
Was the ground better than sky?”
Without wavering I say yes
And He smiles. “Then now, you fly.”

Picture Credit: AlicePopkorn


  1. Incredible Poem Lauren! There's so much truth in every line and it really makes you stop and think about how many times we pull away from God to "enjoy" the pleasures that the world has to offer. We are so easily distracted by the world and it is so amazing that our loving God never gives up on us!

  2. Beautiful, Lauren! Somehow, this poem makes me think of Elsie... I don't exactly know why. It breathes humility, dedication, and loveliness.

  3. I had a wonderful visits with my sisters tonight and it just so happen you and your sister came about in conversation! Just thought I'd drop by and let you know that your blog has officially extended past the blog world to a real conversation in my life. Have a great weekend.

  4. Thank you. I needed that.


  5. awww. this is so beautiful! Stay beautiful Lauren. :)

  6. Jacqueline--You said it well; it is utterly mind-boggling how our loving God never gives up! Thanks for commenting!
    Sarah--Oh, thank you! I never thought about this poem relating to Elsie, but I guess it sort of does. (Especially if you've been devouring those books lately!)
    Brandy--Well that brought a smile to my face!(-:
    That's so special that you got to spend time with your sisters--do you all live far apart?
    Ashley--It came from my heart when I was going through a difficult time. May God bless you and strengthen you in your daily life!
    Kate--You're so sweet--thank you! It's good to hear from you again!

  7. I totally agree with Jacqueline's comment. Why do we hold on to the shiny but cheap "tinfoil" of this world when God offers us lasting, priceless reward? And how can He be so loving and faithful to me, time and time again??
    You should write music for this poem, Lauren! It would make a beautiful song.
    <3 Kelsey


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