little boy lost

afraid of falling

can’t you feel His hands

holding you?

let go

unclench your fingers

holding on tight

just makes it worse

someday you’ll know


just not today

and maybe not tomorrow

are you afraid

in the dark

of the dark

in your heart?

do you fear that

your tears

are corroding your soul?

empty your hands

surrender the plans


that bring you pain

do you remember

His hands?

how they healed the blind

the brokenhearted

how nails ripped through flesh

veins and ligaments

how blood dripped down

and doubting thomas


with those hands

He longs to

lift your face

wiping all your

tears away

won’t you let


and let Him?