A slow and steady flame,
Does burn inside this heart,
Though with it knowledge came,
To rip my soul apart.
Of the garden fruit, I ate,
And it hath digested me,
I wondered out the gate,
Eager to be free.
But the world I found out there,
I could not understand,
Not one loving sound,
No one to hold my hand.
I prayed to God for guidance here,
Where things are strange and I’m alone,
He answered me, “Release your fear,
Travel the path I’ve shown.”
The way before me was rocky, steep,
All around me bade me not to go,
How I would fight and toil and weep,
For all I had to know.
I tried to stop, to turn around,
This path was not for me,
But by a promise I was bound,
By all my eyes could see.
I traveled long, my head bent down,
I pitied myself along the way,
Then I learned of one in a thorny crown,
And all He had to say.
We are one, wrapped in one destiny,
Though now I am not the same,
On this path I’ve glimpsed eternity,
And the Keeper of the Flame.
June 21, 1995, from Red Line Wine
“Behold, I shew you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed. In a moment, the twinkling of an eye.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15: 51, 52
“Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that he had spoken these things unto her.” ~ John 20:18
“He is not here, he has risen. Remember how he told you when he was still in Galilee.” Luke 24:6
“Do not be conformed, but be transformed, by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. ” ~ Romans 12:2