By Anita Mondragon

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28



In 2005, a friend of mine challenged me to write poetry. Up to that time, I had only written stories for my grandchildren.  We argued back and forth as to my abilities to write something other than children’s stories.  That very night, God came to me and woke me from a dead sleep.  He said: “Get up…and write this NOW!”  I wrote the following on the back of an envelope, using only a night-light. -anita

Lost?  I’m not lost…not lost in your peace; although I want to be…

Lost like a lamp in the noonday sun…or maybe a raindrop lost in the sea.

I struggle with life from day-to-day, trying to do things my own way.  

Even though I hear folks say and say… “Jesus has peace…and He just gives it away!”

“He doesn’t require worry, blood, sweat, or tears…

Just call out His name, and He’ll vanquish your fears!”

So, I said to myself… “I’m gonna give this a try, 

Because if things don’t change soon…I’m gonna die!”

Well…it’s all different now, I’m happy to say.  

When fear comes now, He just casts it away!  

With one word on my lips, I just have to say, 

JESUS!” …and poof…fear goes away.

Now I won’t lie and say I never hear 

Another voice sometimes speak in my ear…

This voice says… “You’re lost…YOU’RE LOST!!!! 

Then things become so unclear, 

And momentarily I listen…momentarily I fear.

But then, the name of Jesus, shines in my head bright as day, 

As I turn with boldness, and to this voice I say…

“Lost?   HUMPH!  I’m NOT lost! 


 Not lost although YOU want me to be.  


See…I’ve been FOUND by the One who died for me.  


When I call out His name, He casts away fear…


So go on now…go away…disappear!”


Then peace like a river starts flowing through me…

There’s no more chaos…only harmony!

  Anita Mondragon February 2005

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