A Walk with My Beloved (by the brook)
by Temetrie Encarnacion
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Alone on a hill, I sit on a peak overlooking the beauty Your words created, as I recline back into the earth from whence I came. My arms slowly but liberally glide across every blade of emerald green grass. My soul is soothed and becomes still at the sound of the rushing water.
My heart takes comfort in my spiritís delight of being free. My senses soar and search out into how deep Your love is for me. as each ripple of loving kindness and mercy comforts me and ministers to my soul. A gentle breeze passes over me as I take cleansing breath restoring my inner being.
I close my eyes to absorb the portrait of serenity Your nature has painted for me. The crisp scent of freshly grown wildflowers and dandelions mingled with a hint of lingering morning dew produced a medley of merriment within me.
Upon letting go of all the trivial thoughts that bombarded my mind, I am refilled and overwhelmed by the sense of Your indelible love for me. Great is Your faithfulness toward me my Love. Committed and True You are to me. You are the praise and song of my Soul.
My body leisurely presses into the earth. I feel the comfort of Your embrace. Every blade, every grain of dirt and clay reminds me I am more than what I am. Every petal on the lilies and daffodils swaying in the wind vibrantly echoes Your Glory in the earth.
The warmth of the sunís rays holds my heart captive. I abide ever in Your grace and love.
The pleasant heat is a remarkable symbol of You and how You are the light that illuminates my path and gives me life. Another breeze, more majestic and softer than the last, blows over me. Filling every facet of my being with the solace of knowing You know what is best for me.
All at once, my voice joins in with the chorus of blue bird and robins singing a melody of praise to You. Psalms of love and thanksgiving for the protection you have provided. It is You and You alone Oh Lord that has created all things to be. We are all wonders of your marvelous works.
Though my mind finite, my strength limited, my beauty dust fading as all that is vanity, it is Your love that keeps and sustains me. To You I entrust my will, my heart, and my soul.
For your thoughts toward me are of good and not evil. Your joy is my strength. I am fearfully and wonderfully shaped and fashioned by Your hands. Therefore I shall not fear, because my expected end is good. For I am of a Godly inheritance. I am exceptional and well pleasing in Your sight. I am Your crowning glory in all of creation.
As the evening drew nigh and the sun begins to set, slowly I rise from my bed of revelation. I walk down the mossy hill. The sweetest smell of wild black berries and jasmine growing freely greet me on my journey back home. The sounds of twigs snapping under my feet caused me to walk with haste and glee. It brought to mind the remembrance of my adversary being trampled under my feet.
My stride grows swifter and more aggressive as I move with the confidence of whom I am. Almost at the base of the hill, I observe my survey my surroundings one last time. The movement of squirrels scurrying about, the sound of bees buzzing and frogs croaking made me value my identity more. Every day I bask in the bliss of knowing Truly I am my Belovedís and my Beloved is mine. I can only love Him because He first loved me.
Temetrie Encarncion 2008
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You have vividly painted such a serene setting.
I loved this. Thank you for sharing. I needed this tonight because I feel weary. But I lived what I read, your beautiful place with God loving you. I have written of some wonderful places in the past. Maybe I need to begin writing again. God bless you Sister, Jacque