“Follow My Spouse”
The Holy Fire approached inquiring if He might cut in.
I briefly bowed to all I’d known and stepped away from Sin.
The music gently quieted and so temptation, too.
He took to spinning ‘round His breath o’er everything I knew.
As all my past was now with Him, I had naught to say,
But to look upon how terribly I’d danced my life away.
He dances ‘til there’s nothing left of all who I’d once been,
Save for the Truth it brought me to so I could dance again–
Hard lessons learned of broken self become refined pure gold
Reflecting light from Wisdom’s spouse–all beauty to behold.
Every one I have ever known–
was made for God,
not made for me.
Each time he takes them
to Him through His wounds
I come to know
the most beautiful wounds
I will ever know.
Every wound I have ever known–
was made for Love
to be with me.
You sought counsel amongst your friends,
or those surrounding you who call themselves as much,
the only advisors to whom you now can turn
given the catastrophe of ruin
under which all your life’s endeavors have fallen.
No mistakes were made.
No errors or oversights occurred.
This was not the result of flawed design
or punishment for vile doings.
Though those who came to console you
could offer only to set you under the blame.
They have not been consoling counselors,
and if this is their knowledge of your character,
they are neither wise counsel or friends.
Having lost all but humility,
these are the enemies come with the final poison.
These designs of theirs are no designs,
but destructions. Your consolation,
oh Edomite, rests upon the bedrock
that neither their designs or yours
have set the foundation of all design–
the foundation upon which you will build again,
as they have not,
and receive tenfold more than was lost,
as they have not.
The Little Way
Each small sacrifice,
each smaller than the last
for the weight of so many
already mounted upon the tree,
each greater than the first
for the distance across
which those who could not see
Each small wound,
the smallest there has ever been,
desired with all love
to be a pearl of great price,
and greater still for its smallness,
upon the royal crown of victory
where the finest of the gems
will ever be
the most exactingly cut.