I wanted to share a poem I wrote just now, as I was attempting to drift off to sleep. My family has already been slumbering quite peacefully for hours now! I just feel God calling me deeper and I long to plunge more and more into His infinite depths. This irresistible urge is getting in the way of my sleep in some sense! In fact, not too long ago I wrote a post titled: Midnight Reveries: Insomnia's Subtle Gifts. You can read it here if you'd like:http://ascendingthehills.blogspot.com/2011/08/midnight-revelationsinsomnias-subtle.html
Though it would be nice to be sleeping, and I'm sure I will be drifting off as soon as I post this, my time with God in these dark hours I consider a great gift. These hours of solitude draw me closer and closer to more intimate revelations of His love, mercy and grace. I eagerly go where He beckons and can't resist inclining the ears of my heart to His gentle whispers.
I have not really edited this poem yet, so apologize in it's potential roughness. It was conceived just a half an hour ago and I'm posting it now because I'm not sure when I'll be online again. I pray all of my readers are well!
I'd love your thoughts and reflections on this poem and I look forward to responding when I can. Thank you!
Night's Dark Hours
Night's dark hours tenderly search
my heart for true devotion,
As soul stretches forward to
Rest in Him, His Love an infinite ocean.
Rising and swelling His peace it comes
His mercy restoring numbed senses.
Grace, like a blustery wind blows,
Knocking souls off of their fences.
His presence, most beautiful of distractions,
Leads my heart to dance in reverie.
In the silence of soul's seeming inaction,
Consciousness plunges into the most beautiful Mystery.
A corridor with no end to depth,
Enters the soul garbed in love that enfolds.
Traversing the darkest of chasms,
for a pearl of the greatest worth to behold.