I see the desert waves as one by one they fold under the one after,
the sand, like eyelids, close to the life it once knew.
in the folding of the wind, suddenly casting out of its spewing mouth,
two are torn from rest, and collide in a torrent of pain.
all this lies the gleam from the sun,
not long ‘til it rises again, to seek another bed.
a pond, a Lilly drifts, an island created,
oasis, sweet, giving, sharing of all it has.
its bidding, answer its call, a universe unknown, a desert worn.
and uncounted, innumerable in time, beyond any compare.
too far for me.
am ever drawn, forever seeing, never entering.
lure is cast, but never taken. I am
pulled, but always resisting.
pass by, wondering at its awesome power, avoiding and not accepting.
I long to enter, to find my rest, my island, my oasis.
coolness, the refreshment, the source of nourishment, the life.
I weather the storms? Can I bare
the torment, the heat?
I survive, endure, overcome this desert, to enter lasting life?
I see the tents outstretched and welcoming.
shelter, they provide, they nourish,
I know, there, is great wealth, great learning, and everlasting joy.
faded from view, I am surrounded once again with shadows
blow into suffering and sorrow.
my life’s desert I roam, looking, seeking, then avoiding.
by the one thing that will save me and sustain me forever and ever.
know where my salvation rests.
am lost in a desert without hope of enduring unless I go to my Comforter,
place of rest, my salvation.
Christ is the way, the truth and the life.
has built my refuge, and only He can sustain me. In Him is eternal life.
out of the desert, enter His Oasis. To
this He beckons.
this I finally respond.
now see Him clearly and I leave to go to Him.
eyes are opened in the desert to enter His Oasis.
Lord Jesus welcomes me.
Oasis by Ronhales Psalm 61:4