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Open // Five Minute Friday


Open Your Heart, My Child
by Barbie Swihart

Open your heart, My child.
Let me come inside.
You need not shrink back in fear.
You need not run and hide.

All of the feelings of uncertainty
that you bottle up inside,
Let me replace them with peace,
Let me give you My rest.

I know you feel weak and weary,
I’ve caught every tear you’ve cried.
Open your heart, My child
to My love which heals all wounds.

My door is always open,
You need only to come.
Broken, bruised and battered,
I will receive you every time.

Open your heart, My child,
I long to fill and renew.
I am the key to your heart, My child.
Allow me to rescue you.

Writing alongside beautiful and brave writers tonight for the Five Minute Friday. Tonight’s prompt is “Open”. Come on over and join Kate and the crew and write for just five minutes without worrying about perfection.

37 thoughts on “Open // Five Minute Friday”

  1. Tara says:

    This is beautiful!! I was thinking much along these same lines tonight too.

    1. Barbie says:

      So glad you stopped by Tara!

  2. Betsy says:

    What a beautiful prayer and poem, Barbie. I’m hearing those words alongside with you this moment. (By the way, your page loaded more quickly and I saw those buttons quick.) Looking forward to the Weekend Brew tomorrow. You have a good day.
    Betsy recently posted..Opening the Door to More Jesus in our Everyday

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks Betsy. I am glad my site is behaving for now!

    1. Barbie says:

      Print, share, copy….be blessed!

  3. Shannan Williams says:

    This is an absolutely beautiful piece of work. I’m so glad I saw this. God bless ~Shannan

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks for stopping by Shannan. Thankful you were blessed.

  4. Mary Geisen says:

    Stunning words! Thank you for opening your heart to speak God’s words. I am blessed! Love you!
    Mary Geisen recently posted..Five Minute Friday-Open

    1. Barbie says:

      Love you Mary! Thank you for walking with me on this journey.

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks Amy!

  5. Verona says:

    What a beautiful poem Barbie! It was just what I needed to read this morning. I especially can relate to this: “I know you feel weak and weary,I’ve caught every tear you’ve cried. Open your heart, My child to My love which heals all wounds.”
    Thank you and have a blessed Friday! 🙂
    Verona recently posted..Lessons Learned by Being Open

    1. Barbie says:

      Verona, I am so glad you stopped by, and thankful my post ministered to your heart.

    1. Barbie says:

      I am so thankful He will always receive us, no matter our condition. Thank you for stopping by Abby.

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you Karrilee. Have a blessed week.

  6. Tiffany says:

    So very beautiful, Barbie – encouraging and uplifting and a fitting reminder that He loves us unconditionally. So glad to have stopped by from FMF.

    1. Barbie says:

      I am so thankful you stopped by Tiffany. Have a blessed week.

  7. LyndsD says:

    Oh Barbie!!! There are no words!! Simply beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your sweet sweet words! Bless you xoxoxo

    1. Barbie says:

      LyndsD, I am so thankful you were blessed.

  8. Sylvia R says:

    Wow, a poem like this in a five-minute free-write! This could make a good hymn…

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and blessing me with your comment Sylvia!

  9. Debbie Williamson says:

    Thanks Barbie for this beautiful poem on Open. Keeping our hearts open is the key to peace and joy and hope. Blessings to you today.

    1. Barbie says:

      So true Debbie. Thank you for visiting!

  10. Diana Rockwell says:

    Barbie so beautiful. I love the poem. Blessings Diana

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you Diana!

  11. Michelle Anderson says:

    Like a refreshing balm for my soul Barbie. Beautiful.

    1. Barbie says:

      I am so thankful my words blessed you Michelle!

  12. Ashley Ditto says:

    Gave me shivers! Wow, amazing sweet friend!!!

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you so much Ashley!

  13. Marie says:

    This is beautiful!


  14. Tasha Medellin says:

    I love your poem! What a beautiful expression of God’s heart toward us.
    Tasha Medellin recently posted..Wide Open

  15. Marsha says:

    Beautiful, Barbie! I’m so thankful I came over for a visit today. Truly touched me.

    Have a blessed weekend, my friend.

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