The Pearl

Menacing predator prowling

Finding a rebellious heart
Freezes her senses for a moment
Seeking the delicate treasure
But the pearl cannot be touched

Longing for the love she knew

An abyss of her heart silent
Responding to deception

The deceiver whispering lies
The pearl still cannot be touched

The Rescuer hastens
Illuminating an enslaved soul
Waves of mercy wash her heart
Tenderly restoring brokenness

The pearl saved by His Grace

Stephanie White

"C.S. Lewis often alludes to the idea that if we ever truly saw evil —in its unabashed ugliness— we would be so completely reviled and repulsed that we would never choose it."

Rozann Lee, writer for Word on Fire Ministries

Simply Belonging to Him

 

 


We’re all His children, and when we argue amongst others worrying about who’s Holy enough or who’s into this or that thing, we don’t manifest the intentions of our hearts.

If we persevere in prayer; if we respond to His everyday calling for us to Be Love to all people and have mercy for one another, we can rest in His arms and trust, because He IS pleased with us and He truly loves us. Right where we are in this life-


Complete Abandonment 

    And then God picked her up, scooping her into His strong arms and without questioning her, He wiped the dirt and tears from her face. She began to weep uncontrollably and tried to mutter.. "I'm sorry I didn't mean to….."  but He just smiled and looking deeply into her green eyes, and pushing back her messy ringlets He whispered… "Shhhhhh, little one, it's ok, it's ok, I found you! Oh how glad I am! I have been looking for you, but everytime I came by you kept running off searching for… something to fill this emptiness inside of you. I'm here now and I won't let anything happen to your soul! You are mine and I have fought for you! I won you! He didn't win, the evil one, and I will forgive and restore you with my Merciful Love! I do not condemn you, for your heart's desire has manifested itself through your tears of shame- your heart's desire is My Merciful Love, and it always belongs to you! Let my Holy Spirit dwell within yours, becoming your soul's delightful resident. Nothing will take you away from that Love!" -Stephanie White