Deep Sojourn

It’s morning,
the Holy Spirit reminds me to slow down,
move in His gracious peace, trust His pace.
Yet my heart plagues my mind -
imagined terrors of this unknown journey.
It bangs on the doors to my mind,
interupts the prayers of my soul.
It’s a bailiff, unrelenting at my door
each heart beat bangs loud, “stop, 
turn around, why go on?”

I pray in silence, my tongues utterance 
seeks to silence the noise, 
rest in His presence: “Let this journey
unfold in my Creator’s kairos -
Fear not, I am not alone. Go on.”

This treasured moment 
is time with Christ - solitude, 
to commune in inner silence -
Just He and I.
Letting Him take me deeper in.

He says, “Stop wandering around.
Come pilgrim, sojourn with me,
I am your light, follow Me,
journey deeper in, to hidden places
you’ve never known before.”

I ask:
“How deep shall we go?”

“Come pilgrim”, He replies,
“Sojourn deeper 
like a Goose Beaked Whale
into depths dark where daylight is hidden.
Explore unseen layers of treasured virtues,
see how they become monsters
devoid of My light.”

“Take me there Lord,
that I may honour You above all, 
take me there to see what is hidden,
beliefs I value yet encumber me there.
Be a light to my senses to see the unseen
Christ shine Your light into my deepest chasm."

© Craig A Roberts, 2022

Goose Beaked Whale (Curvier's Beaked Whale) can dive 2,000 metres below the ocean's surface for 20 to 40 minutes. It is the deepest diving sea mammal. Preferred diet squid and octopus. 
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