Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!

Translate this Page Here




Word Count: 180

Send Article To Friend Print/Use Article

Contact Jan Ackerson

A Poet Rests in the 131st Psalm

by Jan Ackerson  
1/29/2008 / Poetry


But I
am a leaf
slightly quivering

But I have
been a ripple
that tickles silver sands

But I have stilled
the thump of my heart with
the syllables of Your holy name

But I have stilled and quieted my soul


Like a
breath, a
whispered breeze

Like a weaned
kitten who purrs with
throaty and contented rumbles

Like a weaned child
no more blind and panicked
rooting, no more grasps from dimpled fingers

Like a weaned child with its mother


Like a
whisper, a
sweetly spoken caress

Like a weaned child
ready to stand, to stretch,
to step, I grasp your hand, and trust


Is my
hushed, hushed,
soothed and rested self

Is my soul
when You quiet me
when You cover me, when You surround me

Is my soul within
my soul without, my soul
yesterday and tomorrow, my soul there and here

Is my soul within me
when You lead me to the place
where all is stillis stillis still

Like a weaned child is my soul within me...

Psalm 131:2 (NIV)

Jan is a Christian who has traveled through sorrow and depression, and has found victory and grace. She dedicates all writings to her Heavenly Father. Check out Jan's website at
Copywrite Jan Ackerson--2006

Article Source: WRITERS

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Jan Ackerson

Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.

User Comments

Enter comments below. Due to spam, all hyperlinks posted in the comments are now immediately disabled by our system.

Please type the following word below:

Not readable? Change text.

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed, Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer

Main FaithWriters Site | Acceptable Use Policy

By using this site you agree to our Acceptable Use Policy .

© All rights reserved. Free Reprint Articles - Your place for Christian articles, Christian poems, Christian stories and much more.