September 03, 2010

Ancient Echo's

They were longing for a better country—a heavenly one.
For he has prepared a city for them.
Hebrews 11: 14-16

Father, an ancient echo of Eden whispers within my soul.

Like a siren’s call it pulls me with longing for another time and place.

A country of beauty and belonging;

No more sorrow or pain and every tear wiped away.

As a sailor I set my course for that distant shore.

This present life is but a journey

That takes me across an ocean of stormy seas and glassy calm

With seasons of wildness and wonder.

Satan stirs the waves to buffet my brow

And my ship is blown off course.

That ancient echo of a promised land

Resets my compass and my heart is set once more

Towards that distant shore.

In another time and another place

You wait for me there.

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