Friday, December 12, 2008
Love Letters to the King
They were waiting for me, my Lord.
Never have I been so aware of your absence until I was in their presence.
They lay silent in our garden and set traps to ensnare me. I came looking for you, but was instead met with the ones who hate you the most.
They encircled me in our beloved garden. I fought to get away and the torn hem of my skirt and bruise of my cheek speaks of the struggle that ensued.
Breaking away, I ran. My screams matched the panicked beating of my heart.
They were close behind. I could feel the heat of their pursuit on the back of my neck. I turned to find them and in doing so missed you.
You heard my cries and rushed to my aide.
Your arm captured my body and lifted me to safety behind you. Your sword, drawn, met theirs with such intensity that the clash of metal hurt my ears.
I cowered in your shadow. Covering my ears, tears were left to stream down my face and drip onto my knees.
Your sword was swift and followed by the thuds of unmoving flesh. The stench of sweat, blood and defeat filled the air.
The defeat was theirs.
I did not open my eyes until I felt your arms encompass me and lift me from the ground. I buried my face into your neck as you carried me to our sanctuary.
You washed my wounds and dried my brow. Kissing my forehead, you took me in your arms and held me tight.
Forever will you be my strength, my protector, my King.
Your enraptured servant.
I pray that you know and trust the one who loves, honors and protects you.
“A King’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.” (Prov 19:12 NIV)