The Seeking Soul

The seeking soul
     goes through the wilderness and through Gethsemane,
     crosses the Red Sea and climbs Mount Calvary,
hears the pounding hooves of Egypt’s pursuing horses,
and feels the pounding nails of the Crucifixion
Before it reaches the Promised Land or emerges from the empty tomb.

The seeking soul
experiences the invisibility of the God
who has moved behind it to stop the advancing army
and mourns the absence of the risen Christ
who has gone before it into Galilee
Before it feasts on milk and honey or burns with Pentecostal fire.

© 1999

About Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith has 20 years’ experience in technical writing and management in software companies. She also has more than 20 years in Christian ministry as an educator, course designer, retreat leader, spiritual director, pastor, and coach. A United Methodist Deacon, Smith has her M.Div. from Boston University. She is a graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, and is certified in Spiritual Direction and Retreat Leadership from Boston College.
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