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Nature of fire

Posted by markdohle , 21 February 2013 · 200 views

Nature of fire

The nature of fire is beautiful to behold,
flames of different hues making the night bright,
keeping the darkness and danger at bay,
that slowly consumes the wood it is fed,
until only a pure red ember remains,
at peace and one with the blaze.

God’s love is also a consuming conflagration,
slowly and with deep compassion and mercy,

(yet often experienced as without compassion),

Strips all that keeps union at bay,
for love demands love in return,
the fulfillment we are called to,
our deepest longing that cries out,
will one day find eternal rest
in the dance of everlasting life.