My hidden Lover is ever-present.
He peeks at me with a wink
When my tender toddler belly laughs
At our frisky Spaniel racing wildly from her bath.
When angry words slay my heart
He caresses my soul with eyes of tenderness.
Love lingers patiently, longing to capture my gaze
As anxious thoughts harass me.
With His overflowing grace
He heavily soothes my fragmented mind
When interruption after interruption
Blind my mind’s path to my heart.
My agitated ears welcome the faint melody
Of an old hymn in which He rescues my confused mind
And quiets my distressing soul.
When waves of loneliness crash onto my heart
My Lover comforts me with the warmth of His presence
In the whisper of a passing butterfly.
As ropes of a never-ending day threaten to strangle me
He spills shutter beams and dancing shadow leaves
Across the floor, wooing me to surrender
Stepping back into the freedom of His presence.
Song of Solomon 2:16
My beloved is mine, and I am his;