* Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of the next month and a half, I'm making a few minor changes to my schedule of posting. All posts will continue to be made daily and will consist of material that has not appeared before on this blog. However, because my time will be taken up by my final thesis defense for my Master of Church History degree and by a trip to the Holy Land, several of my ongoing series will be on hold until May.

- On Wednesdays, I'll be posting some of my original poems from my college years, and then in May my "Evangeliad" poems will resume.

- On Thursdays, my series on "How to Be Miserable in Your Christian Life" will wrap up by the end of March. That will conclude that series for now; however, if you enjoyed it, please let me know, because I may add more to it at some later point.

- And on Fridays, my "Glimpses of Grace" series will be on hiatus until May. In the meantime, it will be replaced with a serialized, unpublished novella that I wrote back in 2005, "Worth It All." Beginning in the first week of May, "Glimpses of Grace" will return, this time in the Thursday slot, and a newly-composed adventure novel will be posted on Fridays.

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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