I long for the hills and the forest,
For freedom and the fight.
I am wild, created with might.
Everything within me is fierce.
I long to be sharpened and shaped,
Like a handsome sword.
I am fierce, created by word.
Everything within me is steadfast.
I long to have said and done,
So when comes the moon and stars,
I am steadfast, like the Sun.
Everything in me is humbled.
I long to be as children are,
So when the Father is near
I am humbled in my fear.
Everything in me is broken.
I long in him to be whole
As never before I have been.
I am broken, because of my sin.
Everything in me is hidden.
I long by Him to be seen
To wear no mask before the throne.
I am hidden, by Him to be clean.
Everything in Him is wild.
He longs for communion,
Not my wildness to tame,
But to be one with His Son,
Redeemed and alive,
He fans me to life, I am wild like a flame.
Dedicated to my beloved "Mama Ruby" who would have been 99 years old today, March 31, 2014. Granny passed away on February 11, 2014 and left a legacy of Christ's love and His passionate permeability. It was in her Texas pastures that I found my heart and that it was broken and renewed.
And to every man who knows who and whose He is and so that the glory of God's new image rests inside and all about him (Colossians 3:10).
~ Matt Burnett