you who are weary and heavy laden

with frosty freight

and glacial encumbrance;

leaning shows

not your weakness,

but your wisdom,

for I whose arm is strong

delight to share of my Resources.


not on your own understanding,

but on Mine.

Incline your head and heart,

and in the leaning,

you will find rest.

27 comments on “Lean

  1. Robert Rife says:

    A nice poetic rendering of the Matthew 10, “come unto me, all you who are weary…” So it seems to me anyway.

  2. lylekrahn says:

    Good reminder to lean. I’ve read about leaning into the fear but I like this better. That is beautiful frost.

  3. What a cheery picture and comforting words, Melody! I sure love those blue skies in the background of your beautiful pictures… We have not seen the sun since Saturday.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  4. Caddo Veil says:

    I love this–leaning is definitely good, so much better than working up a sweat trying to do it all myself!

    • melodylowes says:

      Indeed – I’m allergic to working up a sweat – sounds too much like exercise. *shudder*

      • Caddo Veil says:

        Yeah, sweating is not my thing at all. I had to clean up a mess today–a plant that fell behind the back of two stacked tables–the vacuum cleaner wasn’t happy, and I got disproportionately sweaty for such a small job. Sheesh!!

      • melodylowes says:

        ‘Disproportionately sweaty’ – hee hee! Love it!

      • Caddo Veil says:

        Thought you might like that–actually, I had the oven on (baking brownies for new neighbor), and I think the heat was on too. The window was open, but I was working fast–my only speed, when doing housework (or anything I don’t like).

      • melodylowes says:

        If I move in, will you bake for me, too? *hopeful inflection*

  5. Debbie says:

    This was gorgeous, Melody! Thank you for encouraging us to lean today!

  6. Gallivanta says:

    Ah, sweet comfort.

  7. lvsrao says:

    Very nice poem indeed.

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