The Voice of Jesus is heard in the darkness of this sultry night,
Where little sounds now subtlety call to him – out of sight –
For “illuminated darkness” now surrounds the little soul with his Delight –
It is the Voice he hears – and now, the world sinks beneath His Might.
The pelican is quiet in GOD’s sight – the Spirit beckons him to come
Beside his Savior LORD, who calls this one in Christ to now become
What he never was before – a close encounter that is to some
Pure folly in this world – but that does not matter to this little one.
He is alone with Jesus in this wilderness, which for some is a wasteland
That has no purpose in this world – the emptiness of dust, grass and sand
Cannot be countenanced by those who seek Lot’s more favored ground –
But, that did not last – the populated cites were burned in that ancient land.
GOD speaks with Love and warns the little soul of troubled times –
He hears the words of men and prophets chanting with those chimes
Of time and eternity – the bells are tolling for humanity as it binds
All freedoms to the yokes – of Satan, the flesh and worldly state of mind.
We are not like you, O, world, the flesh and the devil – for we Love our Savior.
We cannot follow you, though you also beckon with sins of varied flavors –
Those things savored by those easily distracted from our Savior who has suffered
For our little soul – O how easily we are tracked away from Him, who is our Savior.
My GOD and my All – the Quiet Rest in Jesus that we have and are in Him
Delivers us from the wretched slavery to our human condition – the mind of sin
That so easily besets us, when we do not recognize the freedom that is in HIM
Who is our Perfect Love that sought us out to bring us into newness of Life in Him.
Ah, dear one, I would sing forever His praises, but I find I do not have the vocabulary
To proclaim of Jesus in the Present – the things as clearly as I ought with others – pray.
Someday, GOD will give the little soul the Voice to pray fully of Him in the Way –
Intended in the Plan of GOD – where a Pelican will have new wings on HIS Light’s Ray.
Until that Day that comes so swiftly, we Rest in Jesus in the desert places where we stay
Close to the Mind of Jesus (the wilderness of Mary with the remnant Seed) and say:
Come quickly Lord Jesus, Come – the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Abba Anthony the repentant sinner