Going for Gold


Slammed in the deep-freeze,

put on ice and left to dry;

sapless, hopeless, helpless –

until she encounters

the Lord of the Wood.

All winter,

roots have dug in desperation

and found vein.

Hands and heart have swayed in wind

and leaves have leaked,

discarded rainbow offering,


cast aside

for something more precious.


finds Ore

and as hope oozes,

she’s going for gold…

14 comments on “Going for Gold

  1. Robert Rife says:

    I’ve always loved the images of mining and of finding “veins”, they’re so tangible when speaking of mystical things. Nice, Melody.

  2. Glenda Mills says:

    Suffering finds ore…as hope oozes..So profoundly beautiful. God shares such deep truths with you, Melody. Thanks for sharing. Reminds me of 1 Peter–the Refiners Fire…

    • melodylowes says:

      I have so often meditated on the truths in that passage, sometimes in utter despair and bitterness – and am finding a new place even this week of purest gold in the ashes of trouble! God is good!

  3. Caddo Veil says:

    Excellent, excellent–love the imagery and message: we’re not quitting, not settling for less than the Best. God bless you, Melody–love, Caddo

  4. juditon says:

    Like very much but who took the risk for picture it?

  5. adaisygarden says:

    Those encounters with “the Lord of the Wood” is vital for constant spiritual growth (I don’t want to be stagnant!). Reminds me of the Scripture, “…from glory to glory”. I was so blessed by this…thanks for sharing.

  6. Debbie says:

    I love that ending . ..going for the gold! ๐Ÿ™‚ You keep inspiring me and helping me along here! God bless you!

  7. Gwen says:

    “As hope oozes, she’s going for gold” Such a poignant image of being desperately determined to “follow hard after God”.in the winters of this earth-life. Thank you.

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