“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah
a way in the wilderness…
there will always be a way.
one of my favorite definitions in Mary Baker Eddy’s book Science and Health is of the word wilderness.
she starts it out with these words: “Loneliness; doubt; darkness.”
anything but these…please, anything but the vacuous three…
no way out but here
battle or be still
gnashing of teeth or surrender
an inkling takes root within
the definition continues:
“Spontaneity of thought and idea;
in which a material sense of things disappears,
and spiritual sense unfolds
the great facts of existence.”
what now waits within you to emerge
what light dawns
taking hold of heaven
this, not that, is what you’re borne for
this, not that, is what you are
suddenly darkness, doubt, loneliness
are on the run
running for cover
where none is,
for all here is sheltered in light
all here is the holy ground of home
all here includes the tender hands of omnipotence
pointing out the moment
showing us the way
showing us our way
a way of possibilities,
excess of excellence
and multiplication of joy.
“As the children of Israel were guided triumphantly through the Red Sea, the dark ebbing and flowing tides of human fear, — as they were led through the wilderness, walking wearily through the great desert of human hopes, and anticipating the promised joy, — so shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires in their passage from sense to Soul…” Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy
embrace the wilderness.
take it up in your arms.
love the dawning it is prompting.
turn your back on darkness,
shine shine shine
out from the light of Love.
“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” Isaiah