40 Days: Journeying to the Light

And

so it was

in an infinitesimal moment

that circumscribes the rise and fall of miraculous kingdoms

we will never read of in agèd manuscripts,

in the span of an aching heartbeat,

the whirling descent of an eyelash detached,

all dawdling ceases & the grey periphery transforms,

shifts to unragged focus

clarity.

[40 days]

divine revelation, submission, sickening tumbling sensation

wrenching heart palpitation, full surrender, transformation

pleading, “no, not ready yet, not ready”

yet born equipped

to stand,

refined,

alive to You,

shame stripped away,

for there is no place now

for loathing in Your glorious light.

In my weakness, You shine all the brighter.

Israël

When He calls You out

into the Wilderness,

You will not be without sacred spaces

for He will go before You,

anointing the very ground

You walk upon.

 

Behold, the sky will fracture

and downward will tumble

His distilled vessels of peace

in a direly tender deluge.

 

Drenched in love,

You can do naught but

humbly follow where He leads,

until — by grace — You stumble

upon the wonder of

The Promised Land.