Through Every Season

Just a Taste

God has been doing a wonderful work in me.
He has been gently washing away all my fears and doubt.
He is teaching me to trust Him and in turn trusting me with His heart full of love.
He is crazy about me and I am sure He’s crazy about you, too.
You’ve seen how He dotes on us.
He sends us the most fragrant flowers, beautiful butterflies, 
Fascinating birds, reptiles and insects.  
You’ve watched the shows His creatures put on for us: from graceful to hilarious!
They’re like an extravagant, singing, telegram of His love.  
The majesty of His trees and mountains are astounding.  
He put them there just for us to enjoy.
Have you seen the vibrant colors He uses to paint the sunset?
They are only a shadow of the vibrance of His love for us. 
Then there are all the things that take our breath away: 
the sunrise, holding a new born baby, 
the sweet sound of a violin being played by a master, 
a giraffe with it’s amazing neck, the soaring eagle,
the wind, the ocean, stars and so many other things.  
They are a gift of His glory to us.  
As I am drawing near to Him I am learning so much about Him.
He is kinda shy and yet longs for friendship like me.  
He loves to share His secrets with those who love Him 
And seek a relationship with Him.  
He is so wonderfully good.  No one could hope for a better friend.  
He loves to surprise me, take long walks with me, 
To just sit with me in the stillness and hold me in His arms.  
When He looks at me with is gentle eyes, I am overcome with His peace 
And at the same time His longing to run away with me.  
He loves to dance and sing with me and for me.
His playful, joyful demeanor makes me laugh so hard sometimes I cry.  
The sound of His voice is so sweet and yet power packed with truth.  
His words reverberate through my soul.
I melt under his gentle caress.
I know love is blind.
Because He is always telling me that I am beautiful.  
I’ve seen myself in the mirror and in the darkness, too.
But He sees a beauty that only He could have created in me.
A pure, lovely, growing beauty deep with in.  I feel it.
The more I seek Him the more I feel it grows.
He is the warm sun, the gentle breeze and the refreshing rain it thirsts for.  
Have you ever sensed a thirst for something more than this life has to offer?
Do you know what that something is?  
The chasm in us is so big – so much bigger than I ever imagined.  
It’s eternal and the only thing that can satisfy us is Him.  
He is the fountain of youth, that special someone,
the answer to our search for significance, the ultimate treasure.  
The more I get of Him the bigger I realize my hunger is.  
It’s awakening out of the dullness I had stuffed it into.
I want to know Him more and more.
I want to live in His presence daily.
I want feel Him moving through me; loving others with His love.  
I want to hear His voice and obey with out fear.  
I want to wait patiently for Him with expectancy and hope 
And trust Him in the darkness. 
Close your eyes for a minute.  
Shut them to all the hurt, shame and guilt sin has caused you 
Then take a look around you at God’s goodness.  
It’s still there.  You just have to look in the right places.  
He is showering you with invitations to His love.  
Won’t you come and discover what a treasure He is?  
He has made a way for you.  
He sent His only Son, Jesus, to demonstrate His love for you 
By taking the sins of the world on Himself on the cross 
So that you could be free to come and enjoy knowing His love for you.  
He is the living water, the bread of life.  Won’t you come?
I’ve become a seeker of God in all things; 
in His creation, in the stillness, 
in the stuff of life, in acts of kindness, 
and in the miraculous change He works in those 
who come to Him and discover His incredible love for them.  
One day I will see Him face to face 
and know Him for who He is 
and I will be made like Him.  
What I am experiencing now is just a taste.  
Jennifer Coleman  9/08/07

1 Comment

  1. Elayne

    Beautiful poem! Beautiful thought for the day! God loves us. Just as we are. Unconditionally. Forever.

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