When I first sensed the marvel of Your presence in my heart,
I was drawn like a child to a carnival ride.
I perceived Your power and imagined
You’d take me further and faster –
exactly where I wanted to go,
I said yes.
Years of wholehearted yeses later,
I’ve learned that the richness of Your Spirit is the
journey, goal and destination –
in and of Itself.
You haven’t taken me any further,
I haven’t gained anything,
only lost –
Yet You continue to enchant me and
somehow draw me in, voluntarily –
through the pain of letting go,
into the richness of prayerful silence
and contemplation of Your unfathomable treasure trove