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Look beyond the castle cresting along the coast.
Look beyond its flowered fields blooming more than most.
Pull away your velvet panels,
Float upon the ocean channels.

You are more than you know.

But she is built with stones dug up from the deep,
She is placed proudly overlooking the sea.
And no stone is chipped when the waters hit,
And no eye can be turned when they look upon it.

Yes, but you are more than you know.

Though fixtures are strong, stones are smooth,
Placement is high, don’t be a fool,

You stare from the shoreline longing to be,
You say in your heart these towers should be me,
But I have made you just as you are.

And you are more than you know.

Look beyond the castle cresting along the coast.
Listen to hear my still small voice.
Pack away your garments of shame.
Be carried upon my shoulders of grace.

There, you will see.

You are more than you know.


Stephany Mahtani is a mother of two, wife, writer, musician, and Jesus Follower. She hopes that in sharing writings, and any form of creativity, we would experience tastes of God’s love, hope, healing, and restoration. And be gently reminded that our stories are not over, beauty is being born every day.