Saturday, 22 June 2013

Something for You

'I've got something to show you.
Turn your eye inward,
for its not found without;
Magnify me, shine a light within,
for my Word is written on your heart.'

'I've got something to share with you.
Take time for me.
Others will come and they will go,
tenuous connections made at best;
But my presence is eternal.'

'I've got something to teach you.
Life's lessons lead to me.
My revelations are found in communion.
Come withdraw;
And resist your own way.'

'I've got something to give you.
Something the world can't provide.
Why do you seek what will leave you empty?
My desire is to love you.
Fulfil what can't be satisfied.'

I've got something for you.
Something to tame your restless will.
A thirst for me; a bond with me.
A relationship,
no other can come near to.

'I've got something promised for you.
Which no moth or thief can destroy.
Life enriched by the knowledge of my eternal love;
As my heart beats,
my breath breathes, with you forevermore.'

Ana Lisa de Jong
Marlborough Sounds, South Island, New Zealand
"Content me with an humble shade, my passions tam'ed, my wishes laid; for while our wishes wildly roll we banish quiet from the soul."

Nathaniel Cotton 1707-1788

"By all means use sometimes to be alone.
Salute thyself: see what thy soul doth wear.
Dare to look in thy chest, for 'tis thine own,
And tumble up and down what thou find'st there.
Who cannot rest till he good fellows find,
He breaks up house, turns out of doors his mind."

From 'The Church Porch': Conduct

George Herbert 1593 - 1633

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