Eagle’s Flight – I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever – 12/19/16

I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever
[psalms 23:6b]

In the House of the Lord, I wear a black white and gray coat of long hair. This is my spiritual covering.

I come
on the step
and breathe

this is my morning meditation

I’m “old” and getting older
and I live in a gray world
where views collide
and partial vision
meets physical understanding
that merges with scripture
and my experience
to build my spiritual house
which I see as it comes into focus
prepared for me

this is how I operate
walking with God

where a Word comes
in a dream
a thought, a fleeting idea, the touch of a number
as I ask
or it arrives

my house
my mansion
my estate
is an ever expanding place of the Spirit
creating “new” every morning [1]

perhaps God can’t see the future
because it doesn’t exist now
but God knows our paths
and knows where they lead

God knows what he’s building
and therefore knows what it will look like
but it doesn’t actually exist until the appropriate “nows” are created that get us  there.

and perhaps then our growth is real
not growing into a fixed, preexisting future
but our paths are laid out and we have real choice
created by boundless love
to follow as we will

like a carpenter
who knows what he’s building
and sets about building it
or an architect
who has drawn up plans
making concrete her vision
which is made complete in a new hospital
for a city

as each step progresses
various partial completions arise
new tools are used to take it to the next level
parts are joined together
some are cut off
but there is plenty of material
and more is being prepared
as God’s kingdom is being built
with parts selected and shaped
to fit the unfinished project

parts that refuse to fit now
are perhaps re-purposed
laid aside
to be picked up again
in their time
as the kingdom shaping goes on

it took billions of years
to create the habitable living space
for the creatures to arise
that would finally form
the bride
for the lamb

and in a grand cataclysm
the bride will come together
and be revealed
perfect and complete
lacking in nothing

and will walk to meet her groom
at the Wedding of the Lamb
[1] “Now and the Physics of Time” [Richard Muller] An interesting unproven theory that considers that new time is being constantly created just as new space is created to make space expand. The front of this wave of new time is what we consider “now”.  The theory could be confirmed as the LIGO experiments get more sensitive and encounter larger black hole mergers which create a spike in new space and perhaps new time.  [NPR – Now and the Physics of Time]

My Reference Frame
12 – Complete Lacking in Nothing
1 – New Creation
2 – The Holy Spirit
3 – The Ground I Stand On
[from “My Room with 12 Doors” – not yet published]

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Here’s my current “floor plan” of My Room with 12 Doors


About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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One Response to Eagle’s Flight – I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever – 12/19/16

  1. Clark W Johnson says:

    Thanks to those who have connected well with this post.
    I appreciate the encouragement knowing that this has connected with folks.

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