|Anton Raphael Mengs - St. John the Baptist Preaching in the Wilderness|
The wilderness embraces me.
Sand and rocks surround my feet.
The heat bakes my flesh.
It is here,
I stand in communion with Yahweh.
I have sought solitude for my entire life,
casting off the temple duties of my father
to become a nomad.
I feast daily on locusts
and the wild fluids of nature.
I hear the creator's voice
and I know He hears me.
The Lord tells me
it is time to come out from the dessert.
who I have waited for
since the days in my mother's womb,
is ready to claim the course of his life.
I must make straight
the path he is to follow
and beckon the repentant to the Jordan's shore.
I must journey
from the solitude of the wilderness
to the persecution of the world.
copyright 2016 - Donald P James Jr