IV. A heart grows wings when first His love it knows

As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. -Matthew 4:18-20

A heart grows wings when first His love it knows,

And then it muses, making choice with care;

For it may choose the path where safety goes,

Or it must test its wings upon the air.

One knows not whether wings be but a lure,

Or whether trap be beckon of the Son.

Remaining on the ground is option sure;

The heart knows well the roads that o’er it run.

Still, heart may risk its new-grown wings, and soar

Through layered cloud, and dare to ride the wind,

Although it fear within its deepest core

That, should it fly, great pain may be its end.

Fear not, ye hearts with fledgling wings! Take flight!

There’s nothing in this world to stay His Might.


About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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