We all long to have our love tanks filled. Be affirmed. Be welcomed. Be accepted.
But so often our desire to be seen and heard drives us into places where we shine bright as fire-flies briefly dancing bold in the darkness before it swallows us up and consumes us.
There is another way to satiate our thirsty souls. To discover all we are looking for.
There is a place where we come empty and become filled to overflowing.
Arrive with burdens too heavy to bear, with songs dying on our lips, with eyes full of tears.
Sink low with our sorrows, sickness and shame.
But there.. we are loved, embraced, held and comforted beyond measure.
You don’t have to dress up or pretend. You can be real. Be yourself. Breathe easy.
In God’s presence we find hope, healing, help, strength, forgiveness and grace.
And so much more besides.
So come to Him now. Lay aside your fears. He won’t reject or ignore you.
Come empty. Come weary. Come thirsty. Come hungry. Come Just. As. You. Are.
He is waiting, and will never turn you away.
With arms yawning empty, wide,
I arrive at your feet
hardly daring to lift my weary head
with a body yearning only for bed
When a dawning peace
envelops my soul
as you come and abide
ready to make me whole
rest in my heart, take ease and wait
while I sob, breathe deep and hesitate..
Finally, some strength seeps
through as I stay and weep
How could so much time
have taken wings, flown by
How could I have allowed
my soul to become so dry?
You smile and reach out
in reminder, with goodness and grace
There’s always a look of love on your face
You tilt my head toward your own and spill
everything given, overflowing to fill
And I realise, deep down,
it has always been there
if I’d only stopped, searched around
instead of drowning in despair
For all you long to provide, impart,
has already been sealed within my heart
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