book II: chapter 31-32

They said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?’” (Luke 24:35)

Waiting In Silent Stillness

Her humble soul, in silence, waits,
Preparing to receive His Word:
Her intellect’s white noise abates;
Her soul at prayer is stilled, not stirred.

At time unknown, His Word arrives;
Her faithful silence welcomes Him.
In loving peace, His presence thrives;
His love overflows her soul’s brim.

His wisdom, with power and might,
Is etched upon her tablet soul:
It penetrates like laser light;
She humbly receives His Word whole.

In passive silence He is heard;
Still souls welcome th’Incarnate Word.

May the Word be etched upon our souls as we abide in His presence with silent submission.

(c) Paul Buis, 2003