The Empty Room

The room is empty, clean.

There are only Christ and me,
incorporating my many parts.

Two of us, standing in the room of simplicity.

I pray as a breath-prayer: “Wholeness!”
and know that there is a growing strength that both integrates,
and yet holds in tension, my many facets (faces):
infant and dragon,
child and collie,
adult and white horse,
woman-in-a-room knowing Christ as Lord and Light.

Peace, healing, wholeness. 

Accepting, serving, resting
before the time for moving on.



© 1999


About Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith has 20 years’ experience in technical writing and management in software companies. She also has more than 20 years in Christian ministry as an educator, course designer, retreat leader, spiritual director, pastor, and coach. A United Methodist Deacon, Smith has her M.Div. from Boston University. She is a graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, and is certified in Spiritual Direction and Retreat Leadership from Boston College.
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One Response to The Empty Room

  1. Frank Ober says:

    infant and dragon, child and collie, adult and white horse,
    Now those are certainly off beat opposites! Who else would have thought of them? Makes one stop and think of the image to see how it works… F

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