A Note to My Readers -
I've decided to remove my Sunday posts from the weekly cycle. Although I hope they've been of benefit to some of you, they are necessarily secondary to my regular work of sermon preparation each week. I've found that having that extra post to write simply added to the burden of my work. For those readers who would still like access to my weekly work in Scriptural exposition, I would ask them to access the podcasts of my sermons (available through a link in the sidebar), since that remains the primary form of my Bible teaching each week.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Like the Candle


Like the candle,
Consume me in the fire of Your presence.
Slowly, gently, melt me—
      Till nothing of me remains
            That has not been touched by You.
You fill me, change me,
      Warm me against the night.
I am Your gentle, stalwart friend,
      And You my only hope.
Like the flame, You give and give,
      And never diminish.
Without You I am cold and hard,
      But with You in my center,
            You as my heart,
                  I am luminous.
You are all that defines me,
      All that I have ever longed to be.
Oh, enwrap me in Yourself,
      Possess me,
            Consume me.
Like the candle, burn in me.

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