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When did I first feel God tease my heart with the possibility of romance, with mysteries beyond words and comprehension beyond logic? 

One of the memories of childhood finds me sitting warm, content and still on the side of my bed, in the darkness, the household noises have disappeared for the day.  My brothers are asleep in their beds.  I am watching a thunderhead rolling across the New Mexican plains, so far away that thunder can’t be heard.  But there is a mighty display of light that fascinates me with its beauty.  And though it is not a conscious thought there is the sense of a majesty far beyond comprehending, and a sense that someone is drawing me into a deeper love.

A Disclaimer:  Posts categorized “The Sacred Romance” should be read in context of the book by the same title, written by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge.  Understanding my thoughts may not make much sense out of that context.  By the way, if you have not read this book, I highly recommend it.

Good morning, Father.

The sky is so blue, and the air so still this morning.  The yard is freshly mown, evidence of your grace to us.  I enjoy the stillness of the morning and my morning cup of coffee.

Why does the dark overpower me, and lead me to desire the evil one?  How can I be so seduced by his wickedness, charmed away from your pure love?

Ah-Ha!  How stupid of me.  I’ve never seen it this way before.  I am not just committing this or that sin; I am committing adultery with the evil one.  I am unfaithful to my true lover.

The air stirs ever so gently around me; You are with me.  But I am nagged by the flies, the enemy distracts my attention, drawing me away to focus on little annoyances.  My life here in this world consumes me with non-important (but seemingly important) matters.  But they only distract me from my love.

Help me turn from this evil affair, and draw me to you, my Lover!  You have been gone for so long, and I yearn for your touch in the deepest parts of my heart.  I want to smell the fragrance of your purity, and touch the softness of your eternal skin.  To feel your breath on my face.  Please come and walk with me today.  Hold my hand and speak your love in my heart.

August 2017
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