Thursday, April 21, 2011

Epic: Fire [pt 3]

Chronicles 7:1
As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.

1. a state, process, or instance of combustion in which fuel orother material is ignited and combined with oxygengiving off light, heat, and flame.
2. burning passionexcitement or enthusiasm; ardor
3. brilliance, as of a gem
Strong. Energy. Ignites. Heat.
Striking the earth, bolt meets dry fuel erupting brilliant flame.

As eyes watched the lightning flared until at once it's course directed down, colliding with tree which had grown tall and proud.

Quiet. Smoke. Flame. Burns
The jolt pulses and heat kindles, to catch a fire within a tree.

The tree bursts into light, a brilliant display against dark skies. First small strands of twisting smoke rise from thee, then wind feeds ember and flame is birthed.

Consuming. Fire. Breathe. Outgrown.
As poured out amidst dry wood the blaze ignites, spreading from branch to brach tree to tree.

Set a fire down in my soul that I can't contain, that I can't control. Burn away the dross, Holy fire of God. 

1 Kings 18:37-39
"Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.” Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.”

Love Always

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