He came calling last night… I thought him a stranger and wouldn’t open to him. Little did I know He was the audience of one I had only ever sought.
And when He would come next, my heart would have been fainting for warmth, I could only oblige.
Now in his company, I feel like I’m the only one in the world for He loves with a love so rich, it gives me everything I need.
In the words of another espoused, ladened with grace and beauty;
O taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man that trusteth in him… Selah!
He came calling last night…
I believe God has always been there, by us; on the birth scene, on the first walk, in every special moment, and even the painful ones. But, do we always see him? Not until we become conscious of him. Often because he opens our eyes to see him. Other times, out of sheer frustration.
The latter I could say best describes my experience of him. While he has always been there, he was still very much a stranger to me. I didn’t know him. I didn’t trust him that much to allow him to choose for me. At least not in the matters of the heart.
I knew what I wanted. Nothing lewd. Simply, an audience of one; not loud, just friendly with a good sense of humor. Someone to hold my hands and help me remember that I wasn’t alone. Then a bit sensational – good old romance – and godly too. With this brood, I was good.
Could such exist in God’s plan? I didn’t think so.
Church people seemed all shades of pious and boring. Perhaps in God’s will, this option would be non-negotiable. So I couldn’t take chances. I sought my option unvoiced.
In his magnanimity, He allowed me have my way.
Then He would come again.
By this time, I was sore from helping myself. I had gotten to my end; I sure could use some help. So I obliged.
To this, He gladly came in and supped with me. And, He took it a step further; He offered me a promise of the same things I had sought so direly.
I could just say here that He didn’t waste his chance. He seized every moment to tip my imagination over. His offer was dazzling to the eye and mind and He stood right behind to catch me should I trip over from bewilderment.
I could rightly take out the words from the mouth of David the beloved who exclaimed; O taste and see that the Lord is good! And with every fiber of my being, I can attest to these words:
Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows – James 1:16-17.
If He doesn’t tell lies which I haven’t known him to since being espoused to him, I believe his word can be taken as law: that if he says every good and perfect gift is with him, then all shades of such outside of him are but a counterfeit. Think about it.