You are before me, Bright Light.
The Darkness without shouts,
But I gaze heavenward.
My eyes rest upon You, Lamb of God,
In Your rest, upon the Altar of Your repose.
Having conquered all,
By Your Cross,
And sacrificial Death,
You spread Your mantle over the centuries,
Till Your glorious Coming.
I see You enthroned on the altar,
And offer You the throne and altar of my heart.
Here You are enshrined in my life,
Now hidden in Yours.
The Darkness without lies and denies You,
But the Spirit within gives witness,
That dispels all blindness,
Preparing me to do battle in this stillness.
“Stand still and know the I Am God.”