Open Invitation

I wonder what You 

look like as You listen;

I can never envision 

a face; I just feel 

a nudging presence, 

a calmness,

an open invitation 

to speak or just listen. 

In the dark night

watches, those 3am 

awakenings, I often

imagine the sky 

and ache to fall past 

that expanse of deep

blue into the vast 

well of black space, 

arrive in Your waiting 

arms, far, far beyond;

but then just when 

my need begins 

to peak, You are near, 

here with me, present, 

and I know I still 

have work to do —

there is Good News,

the lyrics of Jesus,

a waiting world, 

Your songs to sing;

oh, Merciful Father,

enable me.

—C.L. Fisher, September 2020

Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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