Friday, July 27, 2007

Early Morning Reflections


Early Morning Reflections

3A.M.
Awake and Semi-conscious
Pondering and exploring
The depth, height, bredth of Your love for me

In the moonlight, I run to You
With open arms and heart full of love
None other can satisfy
The longing in my heart only for You

In Your eyes, pools of pure passion
Absent of all selfishness
Only true and holy desire
For me to come to You, to be with You

Each day bringing me closer
To the bridge so many have already crossed
Which will leave my body absent
And will leave me present with You

So much pain around me
Sometimes in me as well
So much suffering and loss
And yet, as long as I have You, I lack nothing

So strange to have lost so much and yet to have all I need
You tend my every need, and often my desires
You and I, forever, unchangeably one
Gratitude floods my heart and soul

In a crowd sometimes alone - Yet never truly alone
I hear Your voice, I feel Your touch
I know You are there, closer than my breath
Desiring me and loving me so much more than my mind can comprehend

I run to You, leaving it all behind
Worries, pain, trouble - now far behind
My eyes locked on You - Only You
And I behold You, as if for the first time

You welcome me with open arms and open heart
You hold me and tell me how You have missed me
And oh! Have I missed you!
You bid me come to stay with You, and I am overjoyed

Waves of joy and love wash over me
Taking away all but what You have placed in me
Healing the deep wounds
And leaving me with fullness instead

Deep within the heart of Your palm
I rest in the safety of knowing
No enemy dare follow me there in Your hand
For I am securely Yours

And now, as I close my eyes once again
Resting in the comfort of knowing
I have only touched the hem of Your presence
Yet one day, I will behold You in fullness
J/ (c) 2007

9 comments:

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

That is an absolutely beautiful picture!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Did you write this?

Kim from Kansas said...

Think I'll start calling you "GoteeMan, the other psalm writer"...or do you like "King GoteeMan"?

BottleBlonde said...

Beautifully written! Your faith in God is remarkable.

GoteeMan said...

Terri - Yes, I did. It was a flow out of thinking over some early morning times spent with Him.

Kim - please not King... although we are all prophets, priests and kings...

Heidi - Thanks. He is my friend, the kindest person I have ever known, the Lover of my soul, and everything to me.

J/

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Really... you are amazing...
amazing....

gerbmom said...

beautiful.... I must remember to stop by more often.

gerbmom said...

beautiful.... I must remember to stop by more often.

gerbmom said...

beautiful.... I must remember to stop by more often.