Coffee for Your Heart- An Evening Walk

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An Evening Walk

By Susie Teramura

 

Dinner dishes

Cleaned

And counters wiped,

Time for

An evening walk.

Sun sinking low,

Dusty pinky clouds fade

Into purple sky,

And our little one

Scampers ahead,

Picking violets and daises

And curled green fronds,

Stopping to throw rocks

Into the still water,

And feel the soft moss

Between her fingers.

She’s enjoying nature,

Enjoying You,

And I feel a bit envious.

 

I want to do that,

I want to just

Enjoy You,

To marvel

At your works,

Using all my senses

To soak you in

And to know your deep love

To see You.

 

So I start looking,

And it’s crazy how

All over the place,

You are

Loving me,

In every detail,

From heart shaped rocks,

To yellow wild flowers,

And candy pink clouds,

Floating in the soft breeze,

My husband’s warm hand

around mine,

A little sweet smile

Staring up at me,

 

It all starts to

Look different

No longer am I

Searching for you,

I find you,

Coming after me,

Pursing my heart

Even when

I didn’t even see it.

You have been here

In every quiet,

Plain,

Everyday,

Ordinary,

Moment,

Seeing me

Even when

I felt invisible

 

Darkness sets in

We head back

The house glows warm,

Small dirt covered fingers

Shove a tired bunch

Of weeds and wildflowers

In my hand.

A gift for me.

 

And it’s funny but

Tonight, somehow

I feel like

A bride again

Loved,

Chosen,

Sought after,

And forever

Sealed as

Your own,

Cherished,

With a precious

Bouquet

To show for it

 

 

Jeremiah 31:3

 

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved

you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

 

Isaiah 61:10

 

I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

 

Revelation 22:17

 

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

13 thoughts on “Coffee for Your Heart- An Evening Walk

  1. Your again bring me into the scene you draw so skillfully with your words.
    I recently read words of Mary Oliver – “Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.” You too know the secret of this, Susie; thank you for sharing your sacred space.

  2. Little ones bring so much joy, and we can learn much from their example. I love the verses you shared. As always, your words have blessed me so much!
    Blessings and hugs,
    Kamea

  3. Susie,
    Just the other night I was walking through my neighborhood at twilight and saw 6 deer up close, an eagle fly overhead and some sweet cardinals hop in front of me from under a bush and I too, felt so loved just watching God’s creatures and how he allows me to experience them. I love how he gets our attention this way as we enjoy it as a form of worship back to him! I feel like that’s how he pursues me, too, just as your lovely words tell me! And what an added joy to experience your daughter’s freedom and enjoyment as you watch her grow and experience God!

    1. Valerie-Wow what a special night-! I love it when that happens- Thanks for sharing with me -:) I really feel like God minsters to me through nature and his creation a lot of times. Especially in the spring when there is so much beauty! Wonderful to hear how the Lord is speaking to us in a similar way- encourages me- Thankful for you- my sister in Christ- 🙂

  4. I found you on Faith Barista’s site…thank you so much for sharing beautiful words here. You brought a calm over my soul and a sweet smile to my face as I read. I love the way He shows love through these very kinds of gifts!!

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