A Beauty of The Daring

You lay there,

smashed into obscurity,

deluged with all that a stormy heaven could hurl.

Yet you don’t drown in your sorrows

or address invitations to a well-deserved pity-party.


you lie where you’ve fallen,

a pummelled version of your famed beauty,

and you bloom.


How dare you?

What makes you think you can stake your claim to beauty

down there in the dirt?

Why do you answer with this slow smile,

this peaceful glow on cherubic cheeks?

What do you have that

I don’t,

that yours is a beauty of

the daring?


“For I hold you by your right hand – I, the Lord your God.  And I say to you, Don’t be afraid, for I am here to help you.”  Isaiah 41:13

6 comments on “A Beauty of The Daring

  1. Glenda Mills says:

    I love, love, love this…of course the lily is beautiful, but the prose speaks right to my heart…to be pummelled and still bloom down there in the dirt…ahh yes, my friend I can relate and I believe th reason is because of the promise from Isaiah…God comes to us and lifts our face to the son and we can’t help but grow under the sunshine of His love. The Lord has given you a beautiful gift…so glad you are sharing it with others!

  2. Becky Doughty says:


    Glenda Mills sent me here today and I’m so glad she did. What a wonderful message of restoration. Thank you for your words, your vulnerability, and your willingness to be used by God to minister to others who find themselves lying pummeled and smashed into the mud.


    • melodylowes says:

      Thank you so much, Becky, for your encouraging words. There is rhyme and reasons for everything that God allows in our lives. And He can even use those times when we are smashed up if we let Him! 🙂

  3. Caddo Veil says:

    This is truly spectacular, Melody! God bless you–love, Caddo

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