Elegant Pamela’s Prose & Art – England

Pam'la

Pamela is a university student in England studying art and philosophy. She is a follower of Jesus-lover of the Lord and genuine child of God. She is a lovely person. We became friends through the poetry and art blog community. I am blessed we did.

All Content: © 2013 Pamela Passi

 

Testimony

About my background….

  • I grew up in a Hindu family, but I wasn’t completely convinced about what it had to say
  • Used to ask mum a lot of questions about my relationship with God: what prayers mean/ rituals mean and what god’s role was in day to day life
  • But no one (dad/mum/grandma) seemed to have a definite answer – so prayer seemed like a meaningless ritual
  • So as  Hindu, things were still unclear and I didn’t understand how to have a relationship with god

Do I have a relationship with God now – how did that happen?

  • Mum and dad became Christians first through their friend Derek  so that’s how I started to hear of it
  • One night they were talking to me and older sister and this was the night we understood the gospel and how we can have a relationship with God
  • Because –
  • As a Hindu the point of life seemed to be to work really hard to become holy
  • But Derek explained that we cannot have a relationship with Him by anything we do because we have been so disobedient- wanting to do what we want
  • But
  • Because Jesus died, taking the punishment we deserve on Himself, so
  • By trusting in Jesus we can have a relationship with God

Here is what my relationship with God is like now

  • It’s totally different because
  • Now I actually have one –
  • I’ve seen the change He has made in my family and me: for example
  • Before, prayer was a mantra, just saying things over that I didn’t understand but now I know that prayer is personal and meaningful because I am talking to the God who sent His son to die so that we can have a relationship with Him
  • Whereas before the message of Hinduism wasn’t clear – now I can read and study the Bible (and I don’t know everything) but I am understanding more and more and I want to carry on learning
  • Since coming to uni Moorlands Church has given me a fresh start in studying the Bible at church on a Sunday morning and Sunday night at our student bible study and in the week with Judy (one of the trainees)

Poetry

‘…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.’
Philippians 1:6

Shows something of the Lord’s character – He never leaves anything unfinished

Therefore

It assures us that

We will be completed by Him and be like Him when

Everything is completed,

which

is

When Christ comes again

Everything happens in God’s perfect timing

Therefore

We just have to have faith

Simple
Smile

God is not complicated and He’s full of love

Hurrah

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A lengthy grey blur
A thousand faces I shall never again see
A mind that cannot think
A feeling I cannot fathom
A sleep that tires with vivid dreaming
A pool of light here, a pond of shadow there
A world I know nothing of.
But I am so very safe,
And warm
Lying down as He carries me
In His hand, and it’s okay

Fragment

what to say
has completely failed me
time
it has spilled over the brim of my mind
into a pool
of non answers
and plenty of wonderment
the man outside
chopping the daisies away
is my mood today
but it is not my place
to tell you
that I feel you are a
sheet of frosted glass
no music will suffice
bathe
soak in candle light
considering you
my eyelashes are wet
not an afternoon for the yellow dress
when I return to it
I may be tired of it
copious
suppose it was surreal for all of us
okay maybe tomorrow
daylight is too harsh
to talk inside of
a few doors closed
for now
give my heart a pat on the back
would you please
order everywhere
notes, bow
pressing my freshly awoken lips
onto an ice cold window
leave my mind alone
the life of a kaleidoscope
it’s when there’s an absence
with a lens
document life
today I shan’t stand it
hang me on the line
to dry of all thoughts of you
lines and numbers more numbers
faster beating of a heart
and understanding
no not really a haiku
first meeting
study the bank of the past
day dreaming requires me
to open my eyes wide so it will fall out
formless
lifting up
the length of ten of my feet exactly
precious jewels safe in my tummy
Unfailing
who knows
Unfailing knows
about a full month
and fresh oranges are gorgeous
shall I convince myself
or let it float along
life being lived
what comes in batches of 92
don’t be a silly girl
questionable
significance of veins on wings
glittery eyelids
baby diamond
my voice has opened
I nearly feel ready to go outside
no erase that thought please

Not quite yet

Let me open the light and

Fashion you from it

My eyes are changing again

For now we remain a

Figment of one another’s imagination.

Safe

I think I would feel safe

flying to the topmost branches

of your thoughts

and exploring for a while.

Photos and Painting

Water -sample

Water -sample

Chest of Lights

Swans

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Passi

© 2013 Pamela

One thought on “Elegant Pamela’s Prose & Art – England

  1. Your poem “a lengthy grey blur” is like Psalm 23. The world that passes us by under its own strength and effort contrasted with our peace in God’s presence…beautiful.

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