Do Not Pass Me By: Stay {FMF}

A furry face strains his tether purposely unhearing the command of his owner. Stay.

A little one tucked in bed cries out as the light turns off.  Stay.

A wife pleads through tears as she watches the back of her husband fade into the distance. Stay.

Stay is for brokenness, fear, and disappointment.  The soul grasps at what won’t remain in place.  It lurches and lunges for something that is steady, that will last.

“Be still and know,” says the small voice.

Remain in Me.  Stay awhile.  Abide in Me. Stay with Me for keeps.

Take refuge and find sanctuary in Me. Linger in My love.  Don’t be cast about by external inconsistency.  Hang on to My eternal presence.

Stay is healing and safety and comfort.

Pass me not, O gentle Savior, hear my humble cry; while on others thou art calling, do not pass me by.

Let me at thy throne of mercy find a sweet relief, kneeling there in deep contrition; help my unbelief.

Trusting only in thy merit, would I seek thy face; heal my wounded, broken spirit, save me by thy grace.

Thou the spring of all my comfort, more than life to me, whom have I on earth beside thee? Whom in heaven but thee?

{Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior – Frances J. Crosby, 1868}

Five Minute Friday

9 thoughts on “Do Not Pass Me By: Stay {FMF}

  1. Abide in Me ~ we were just reading that passage yesterday. Abiding. Seeking. Resting. Oh, the joy of His eternal presence. A beautiful place to stay.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love that- talking refuge in Him! I couldn’t do this thing called life without my Heavenly Daddy. Thanks for your lovely words. So glad I found your blog through five minute Friday!

  3. I love that song – I can hear Fernando Ortega’s version. And your words hurt, in a good way. Picturing Jesus longing for us to stay…and we are too busy? Lovely five minutes.

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