The Thaw

The Thaw


Under the sun,

The snow drips

In a rhythmic beat

And swirls down the street

In a flowing stream

Moving, melding, meshing

Until many rivers meet

And swell in gushing unison

Eventually reaching the big deep

Many waters, becoming one…

When winter dissolves into spring.


Under His wings,

The tears fall

Dripping one by one,

Swirling in a stream,

Caught in the palms

of a God

Who counts each one.

The cold heart–

Stone, stiff, aloof—

Melts, softens, thaws.

Embraced by Love,


Pulled out of death…

An eternal touch–

And heart-water pours out

As the cold heart awakens.


“Lord, all my desire is before You, and  my sighing is not hidden from You.”

Psalm 38:9


“Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence if fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Psalm 16: 9-11


Letting go, leaving it in the Throne Room, at His feet. Sweet rest. Sweet peace. Home.


Linking up with Ann Voskamp, ‘Walk With Him Wednesdays”:



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14 thoughts on “The Thaw

  1. And so it’s Sunday and I know you posted this on Wednesday. But I couldn’t stop reading the thank you’s from Monday. But I’m here now :)

    And so good. We all need to thaw – we all have a cold heart that needs His warmth. I especially hearted these words., And heart-water pours out – As the cold heart awakens. I am praying that today – and not just for me.
    Hey!!!! I know where you read those. They ring of a strange familiarity :)

    Thank you, I really enjoyed reading this.

    God Bless and Keep you and all of yours

    1. Thank you, Craig (and forgive me for being late in responding), for commenting, and also saying you enjoyed reading this– I appreciate that!! I pray this, too, and not just for myself, either, for others I know as well. Blessings to you!

  2. Beautiful imagery, the season changing from winter to spring and our season changing while God catches our tears and melts our hearts. May you have a blessed week.

    1. Rachel… I hadn’t thought of this “our season changing” too, but I love it! Thank you for sharing that and your sweet words of encouragement. Blessings!

  3. Kati, thanks so much for your kind words!! That is my first EVER compliment on a photo that I took for this blog, hence my long response :). It was actually from a camera phone (maybe I shouldn’t admit that?), and was kind of hard with what I hard to work with, not to mention frozen hands after about 15 minutes and I had to stop. :) Glad your hamburger was great, and enjoy your view of the Nile while you’re there. Blessings to you.

  4. my sighing is not hidden from you…I don’t think I’ve ever heard that verse before. Beautiful choice and it goes so well with your poem. I’m struck by the melting snow turning into streams which join up together. I’ve never seen a large amount of snow melt.

  5. Joybird, I love, love that verse from Psalms. Thanks so much for reading and your kind words! God bless you.

    1. Emily, thank you for reading and commenting! I love your place, Imperfect Prose. Thank you — for giving a place to share.

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