Friday, December 5, 2008

Love Letters to the King

Lysa's Christmas Give-A-Way

Thanks for coming over from Lysa's blog for the give-away. If you are already one of my bloggy friends who came here without stopping by Lysa's, be sure to head to her blog for chances to win more stuff! (You can do this by clicking on the Chritmas give-a-way button)

My Give-Away:

Glenn Beck's The Christmas Sweater and Barlow Girl Home For Christmas CD

To win simply leave a comment with your email address in which I can contact you for shipping details. The winner will be chosen Sunday morning. I hope you enjoy Love Letters to the King Fridays. And, I look forward to seeing you again.

Love Letter To The King



Oh my Lord. I sought you today.

The surprise of morning caught my breath within my throat at the thought of catching you.

I rose to sneak away to our garden. It was cold. I wrapped a sweater around me and held it tight.

Without a sound I walked through the wrought iron gate, careful not to let the aged hinges announce my presence. I wanted to slip behind you and throw my arms around your shoulders before you even knew I was there.

The haze of unfallen dew cloaked my approach. On the tips of my toes I slipped down the path covered in shadow of the aged trees that hovered above my head. Running my hand along the leaves of a trailing vine, I felt the wet kiss of morning. I paused at the end of the path, I rubbed the petals of an opening rose bud, releasing the scent of untouched beauty and allowing its velvety touch to caress my skin.

Where were you? I stood, scanning the garden for any sign of your presence. I found none.

My heart and head low, I walked towards the stream where I stood below our weeping willow losing my sadness to the sorrowful shower of the willow’s branches.

Did I miss you?

The sun rose in the morning sky. Its glow warmed the back of my shoulders. I released the hold of my sweater and brought my hand to my throat holding the necklace I wear in honor of you.

A rush of wind caught the hem of my skirt and the heavy steps of someone’s approach arrested my heart. Before I could turn, your arms were around my shoulders, holding me and washing away my disappointment.

You were there all along. Watching me pursue you. And, when I least expected, you met me where I was at.

My King, I will always love you.

51 comments:

Truth4thejourney said...

Oh Spring,

This was intoxicating! Oh to love the king like this. This is what God wants from us. You are an amazing writer. So passionate about the one who gave you this gift.

Sonya

PS. You already have my e-mail for the drawing! Sounds like great gifts. :)

Melanie said...

What a beautiful post!
Enter me.
mdorsey@tampabay.rr.com

Shelly W said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and the beautiful letter. Great job!

Karen Ehman said...

WOW!!! How in the world have I missed this wonderful blog??!! I've seen your name floating out the in bloggy space, but never connected. Your post was JUST what I needed today. I'll be stopping back often from now on!!! Bless you!!!
Please enter me ( a HUGE Glenn Beck fan and mother of Barlow Girl fans :-) into your awesome give away. I'd flip if I won!!! karenehman64@aol.com (and www.karenehman.com- I'm doing 12 days of Christmas give aways, so hop over if you want to win more prizes!)
See ya!!!

Laurel Wreath said...

Thanks for a great giveaway, I love Barlow Girls.

Beautiful devotional, thank you.

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said...

I have an 18 yr old that adores Barlow Girl! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Pamela in TX

Erin said...

Wow

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

I would love to win - I was just admiring the Barlow Girl Christmas CD!

Beautiful letter to the King...I will be back for more.

Bless you.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great giveaway! I hope that you will stop by and enter mine as well. Be blessed!

Jennifer Pacacha said...

What a great reminder of our King's love for us and His faithfulness in His loving. I love the picture created, it draws you to pursue deeper into the garden.

Deb said...

What a wonderful letter. Please enter me in your contest.

Deb V
dvolkman@bright.net

Lora said...

Lovely letter, just lovely! And thank you kindly for the giveaway. My oldest teen has the Barlow Girl Home for Christmas CD on her wish list, so this stop could shorten my shopping!

I'd love to have you stop by and visit my giveaway too!

Merry Christmas!

Lori said...

What a way with words you have. Thank you.

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

This was beautiful. I must come back!

In His Graces~Pamela

And count me in on the contest.

Joanie Butler said...

Beautiful word picture. My mind was carried along with you as you tip-toed through the garden.

Thank you for sharing! Oh, BTW I would to be entered into your contest! email addy is: strengthanddignity@starband.net

Angela said...

God bless you! Have a beautiful day.

Angela

Carol said...

Beautiful... thanks for the post and the giveaways!

Carol

Toknowhim said...

Enter me in the giveaway please...

Christie Todd said...

Thank you for your generosity. I would like to be entered in your giveaway.
Thank you
Christie

Sara said...

Please enter me into your giveaway. Thanks and Merry Christmas.
Sara
streitmatter95@msn.com

Helen said...

Merry Christmas!

I love this GiveAway stuff!

Come by mine if you would like!

www.helenmartin.com

bekah said...

Wow, the letter is beautiful!!!

Please enter me in your contest. My email address is:
bekahsgoalp31@gmail.com

Thanks!
Bekah

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

Hey there! Isn't this fun?! My email is clintandjami@gmail.com

Shannon said...

WOW didn't realize Barlow Girl had a Christmas CD...

thanks for the offers

Shannon
smarklow@gmail.com

Joyful said...

Oh my goodness, what an absolutely beautiful post. I absolutely adore your blog name, "Princess and the King". I have a HUGE "princess" theme, and my house is filled with little reminders that keep me focused on who I am in Christ - a daughter of the King.

Your give-away sounds amazing!
This is such fun :o)

Blessings,
Joy
joybells@porchlight.ca

Amber said...

I love christmas music!!

Have a great day . . .

shineon915@yahoo.com

Amber said...

Spring,

Thanks for YOUR comment!

I just had to let you know I just posted my own give-away. I didn't want you to miss out if you didn't have to. : )

Have a great weekend!

Shanda said...

What a wonderful give away! I'd love to win!!

Loved the rest of your post!

Mariel said...

this is a beautiful post...I will have to go read more of your posts, dear one! I love the giveaway, too!! please enter me :)

B His Girl said...

Hi Spring,

What a letter to the Lord! I will be happy to help you learn what I know about Greek :) Maybe you can teach me some adjectives! Oh, two days ago, I wore a red t-shirt I bought at a Barlow Girl concert. It says, Be A Voice, Not An Echo. I was checking out at the grocery store and the my shirt opened up a conversation about the Lord. The cashier asked me to pray for her. She needed God's wisdom for something very important to her. God ordered my footsteps to her lane. Isn't He the Best!!!!

Beverly Lewis said...

A song to the king. (I heard it as a song- beautiful!)
Thanks for the the chance to win something cool.
Please enter my name in your marvelous give-away. I really love Barlow Girl.

"The Lord Bless you...
May He bless you with everything that is good and wonderful, with daily strength, and everlasting joys.
and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you...
May you be blessed with the beauty of His grace, and may His favor be over you and upon you.
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”
From Numbers 6:24-26

Wanda said...

So beautiful! What an inspiration. Thank you.

I really needed that.

Heather said...

I'm a big Barlow Girl fan!! And thanks for sharing the devo. So beautiful!

Amy L Brooke said...

Count me in. I love the look of your blog. I'll have to stop back again.

Amy

sumi said...

I love your Friday love letters, Spring. Have you studied Song of Solomon? My pastor has done a comprehensive study of it, and it is so precious.

I love Lysa's give-away idea! I might jump on the bandwagon (a little late though, huh?) and participate too!

Happy Four said...

Thank you for sharing your love letter to the King. Is that an actual photograph outside your home? Beautiful visual and wonderful words...thank you!

Please enter me in the drawing. The book and cd look amazing.

Blessings at Christmas and always,

Caroline

thegrossmans at carolina.rr.com

Evidence of His Unreasonable Grace said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful post! Please enter me in your giveaway - I'll be returning to your blog!
Kim

Jen said...

What a beautiful post. What a great give a way. Thank you for the opportunity.

Elizabeth M Thompson said...

Please enter me in your contest. I hope you will stop by and enter mine, too! Have a blessed weekend. elizabethmthompson at comcast dot net

Jenn said...

Please sign me up!

Thanks!
Jenn
jennskolasky@nc.rr.com

Rachel Ann said...

Beautiful letter!

Happy Holidays

Edie said...

Oh my goodness I absolutely love your Love Letter to the King! I'm so glad to meet you and I will definetly be back to visit.

Oh, the drawing. Yes please do enter me in the drawing too. :)

Digging for Pearls said...

Jodie
digging4pearls@comcast.net

mom2drew said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. So glad you stopped by my blog and invited me over here as well! I was going to buy the Glenn Beck book for my hubby anyway for Christmas - so let's see what happens! I'm excited to read more of your writings.

Dead to Self said...

Alright well I'm the 18 yr. old mentioned by my mom many comments up...and she's right BG is one of my fave bands...their music has gotten me through so much. So I'm entering myself now...if that's legal?!

Thanks so much for your inspiration and love for God! :)

Lehrerin said...

Wow.

lehrerin@charter.net

Luke & Andria said...

schafera@gmail.com

count me in for you fun give away. =o)

Ann

~Deidra~ said...

Thanks for this great give-away...count me in! : )

Julie D said...

Thanks for sharing

Shanita Waters said...

Simply Beautiful.You are so talented. I know our King enjoys your poetic devotions. I will be looking forward to reading these on Fridays. Thanks for stopping by letting me know there was a letter waiting for "me" (**smiles**).

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said...

Yes, dead to self is my daughter! You cannot know the joy you have given this momma's heart by your comment! Thank you for saying Yes to the move of the Spirit.