Father 150 150 Aliyah Lauren Jacobs


Father. Framed in black and white, ​
your smile captures the light on a broken window pane.​
Father. Bag in hand, other hand open. Lifted high.​
Seeds for others to eat, light – laced seed, ​
feeding the world’s forgotten things.​
Feed. ​
Father. There is a gate at the opposite end of the yard, it is open.​
Is there space for me to slip in?​
Let’s talk over by the body of water that resembles a pool.​
Draw near. Our faces wrinkled in the water’s gaze.​
We look the same.​
Our reflection in water’s grace, smile at the sameness of our eyes.​
Father. Framed by light. Squint my eyes and you fade into the dark shadows.​
Correct my sight and you fill the scene.​
Bathed in the fires flame. ​
Hands open Wide.​
I enter the gate at the bottom of the yard. Tired.​
You hear the steel, it’s different from most who enter.​
Smile. You turn, it’s me. I’m home.​
Here, embraced.​
Forget all else, you turn because it’s me. ​
Your eyes filled with my broken need.​
I’m coming home to you.​


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As a daughter of Israel, Yehudit has always loved and trusted in Yahweh, the God of her people. But personal tragedy and the threat of a mighty enemy pose challenges to her faith. God is with her and will use her in her weakness to deliver an entire nation from evil. Accompany Yehudit on her journey from being a young girl defeated by tragedy to becoming a mighty warrior. Along the way, you will discover how the same God who strengthened her can heal your own wounds and shape your destiny.




Aliyah Lauren Jacobs

Aliyah Lauren lives on the shoreline of South Africa and loves the smell of the ocean and the sight of Table Mountain in the distance. She writes full time, runs a ministry with her husband, teaches, is an advocate for gender equality, and dreams of going to far flung out nations where the love of God is needed. She blogs over at laurenjacobs.co.za and loves taking photo's of life's goodness on Instagram. Her latest book, 'Yehudit, Chosen by God', is a strong message for women and was released in July 2016.

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  • “Your eyes filled with my broken need.​

    I love this, Aliyah. ☺️

  • oh, I liked this line, “Our reflection in water’s grace, smile at the sameness of our eyes” and the repetition of beginning letter sound in the middle–“framed” “feed” “Father” “face.” nicely done.

  • Christina Hubbard January 21, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I love this line: “light – laced seed, ​
    feeding the world’s forgotten things.​” That is so yummy. I felt like I was at the pool of Bethsaida getting healed by simply looking at God’s reflection in the water. Thank you, Aliyah!