For ages 18 and over please.
“My name is on a list”
Just 19 years old my
Waves of self-discovery
Unfolding passions screaming
My army buddies goading
The grimy yellow taxicab
Taking us far from post
Neighborhood after neighborhood
Each one dirtier and dirtier
The excitement building
New liberties on the horizon
Now after dark our ride stopped
"This is your stop I'll be waiting"
No turning back now I went inside
"Sign my list" she commanded me
I barely knew what to do
And it was over just like that
"You are my first" I told her
"There will be many more" she said
The man waiting outside
Face cast down took us home
Being that her list was long
I washed and I washed and I washed
But never really got the stain out /
- Gary Edward Geraci
So I had this really beautiful spiritual experience on the beach yesterday.
I walked for 3 hours just me and God. And I was finding all these broken sand dollars.
I said God it would be really cool to bring my children home some non broken ones. I looked down and boom... 1, 2, 3, 4 non broken ones right there. I had been walking for 2 1/2 hours at that point.
Next I said “Oh I would love one for myself too” and God said put the broken ones down. I questioned myself on if i was crazy. What if I let this broken one go and don’t find another good one. Then I won’t have anything. I looked around for a few minutes and nothing. I heard the thought again and put down the broken ones and immediately found a good one. And many more after that.
I was over joyed and spent the rest of the time on the beach singing to God. It was a beautiful moment.
On my way out I see this beautiful family. A little boy 3 years old with his Mom and God said to me give that family one. So without hesitation I handed the Dad one and he was ecstatic. The Dad hid it in the sand and motioned for his boy to look. The little boy grabbed it and ran to his Mamma. “Mamma Mamma!!! Look!!!” And I have tears telling you how heartwarming it was.
I’ve been questioning where God is. Im walking though darkness and yet he’s here all the time. Always wanting us to talk and listen. But my faith was grounded again. I’m blessed and really needed to have that alone time.
The devil is working hard on all of us. Don’t forget to stop and listen to God.