My Pentecost

by Martha L Shaw

It came suddenly.

This gift so long-awaited,

Yet its arrival startled me.

I had grown accustomed to my hunger

And suddenly knew it no more!

In its place came a new excitement,

A new purpose,

A new understanding,

A new path,

And a new experience of grace

Filling me to overflowing.

Then, I saw the fire in His eyes,

Knew the depth of passion,

This love He has for me!

I saw His smile,

Knew His happy tears for me

Would not extinguish the fire,

But only fan the flame

In my soul!

This flame?

It’s burning still!

By Martha L Shaw – © 5-17-2013


6 Comments to “My Pentecost”

  1. Welcome to poets corner Martha, and for the poem.

  2. I love the image of His tears “fanning the flame”, and I sensed the deepening of the relationship throughout the lines.
    A wonderful unfolding…

    • It has been such an amazing day filled with Him. I cannot express it even . . . I am laughing and crying at once and cannot imagine being loved this much. Blessings and thank you!

  3. This poem is stunning!!! It expresses those things I feel as well. Thank you!


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