Listen close and quiet oh soul! For you know the voice of whom you love! You know His voice for His voice is the most beautiful of sounds. When He speaks to you it’s, the most beautiful thing. Words can only describe it plainly for it’s too beautiful for words! Warmth and love flood through me, and all pain is gone! For my Love is with me. I stand up tall and pick up my cross. The burden is lighter. The ground that once felt like hot crumbling clay now feels like cool soft grass. I turn and see my Love next to me. He helps balance the cross on His shoulders.
“Let me help you carry it.”
Oh my soul is delighted and rejoices evermore. My cross is lighter and I smile as we walk together. Sinful hands try to grab me but I pay them no attention. Darkness tries to envelope me but I don’t see it. My eyes are focused on their greatest joy, which is my Love. My heart is light and my mind is clear. For when He speaks I follow, like a sheep that knows its Shepherd. Even if the sun is hot and the wind blows hard and my enemies surround me I sit under my Lord’s wing and we laugh in merriment. He listens to my stories of the day and he smiles and laughs at my jokes. If I ask for wisdom he gives generously. If I ask for love He gives endlessly. I care not if the world collapses around me. For even if my life ends and my Love is the last face I see before I sleep then I am not afraid, for I know when I awake He would be the first face I see. I feel his hand hold me in a gentle sway so that I may sleep well, knowing that I am loved.