Beloved when I am with you, which I always am, I am sometimes reminded of children playing on gentle warm summer evenings after the sun begins to rest. Parents sit on their porches watching the familiar sight of their children playing, almost absent mindedly, as the day drifts away. Darkness invades leaving a sense of adventure and children wait expectantly for one of their most favorite events to take place.
Unafraid, with eyes scanning the blackness, they wait with simple questions like, â€śHave you seen one?â€ť
Then suddenlyâ€¦mysteriously a flash of soft yellow light interrupts the black of night. With excited leaps and yells calling, â€śfirefly, firefly,â€ť they all run in its direction only to find it flashing a distance away from them. Undaunted, they continue running here and there with each flash of light. One carries a jar with a loose lid in hopes of capturing the light and holding if only for a few moments. Such joyâ€¦such freedom children have. Such expectancy and delight are demonstrated with each gleeful cry. They are undaunted and carried away by the adventure.
Like them, I am undaunted when it comes to pursuing you My Beloved. I pursue you like a child after fireflies in the darkest moments of your life. The habitation of light within the recesses of your heart flashes and I come after youâ€¦I pursue you with an unrestrained heart and attitude.
Even though sometimes when I get there you have flown off into the night, I like the children, continue to chase after you. No matter what, I never restâ€”I never tire in My quest for you. I chase after you and capture you for My glory. I capture you within the mighty restraining bonds of My love in order to show you who you really are; a beautiful demonstration of My light and glory.
Children excitedly show the fireflies they catch to their parents and wonder at the wonder of what they are. Likewise once I have captured your heart I in turn show the wonder of who you are to a world who seeks for answers. You are an intricate demonstration of who I am. Therefore, I will not let you fly off into the darkness unattended or unnoticed. I come after you.
Always remember this; I pursue you with a passionate loveâ€”a jealous love. From the dark depths of your motherâ€™s womb to the darkest moments of your life, and all in between, I have been there and always will (Psalms 139:13). Rest in this today My beloved and let My light and essence emanate from you. For you are intricately and wonderfully made. I delight in you and I pursue you always…Read Complete Love Letter…
“Set me like a seal upon your heart, like a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy is as hard and cruel as Sheol (the place of the dead). Its flashes are flashes of fire, a most vehement flame [the very flame of the Lord]!” (Song of Songs 8:6 Amplified)
Lord, Your words never cease to amaze me. Your ability to take the average or seemingly normal things of life and speak them into my heart is nothing short of amazing. How I love You and Your ways. They are boundless and full of life and light. Many times in my life You have found me in the darkest of all places and pointed out to me my qualities and not my faults. Like Adam when he hid from You was aware of his faults, I am aware of mine and You know it. Your kindness leads me to repentance as You speak to the treasure within me and not the fears and failures. You call me who I really am and I respond in return. You are so very wise and know just how to reach me.
With this in mind, come into every dark place and let the light of You shine in me for your glory. I draw near to you and you draw near to me. Wrap me up within the bonds of Your unceasing loveâ€¦Your truth and I will be an example of Your beauty and graceâ€¦I will cause others to wonder and they in turn will find You. They will find You as my light shines in the darkness.
- Allow yourself to picture in your mind and heart the simple childlike beauty of chasing fireflies on a summer evening. Can you hear the laughterâ€¦can you hear the joy? Now see the Lord with the same pure and joyful glee chasing after you in both the dark and happy places of your life. Reflect on this and write down your thoughts.
- He sees every flash of light within you. He sees every movement you make and He pursues with undaunted passion. Meditate on this and write how you feel.
- After He has captured your heart and held you within the bonds of His great love He unabashedly shows you off to a dark and dying world. Sometimes He even takes you to dark places so others can see the light and in turn chase after Him. Reflect on this beautiful picture and journal your thoughts.