Experience The Music of Love
Here I stood, alone!
There are no night creatures with their cheery songs;
No lovers hand in hand goes by.
Alone I listened, listening to the music.
It’s melody so soft, sweet, yielding,
Filling me with a newborn ecstasy –
The music became louder,
Drumming in my brain;
Joining the pounding in my heart;
And let my body rock to its rhythm.
It’s sacred notes so pure and perfect,
Burned within my bones
Making me yearn for the One
Who had found this music of love.
The music became louder,
And yet louder,
Devouring my curse iniquities
And slashing out all the years of wickedness.
And then, like gentle persuasion
The music crept into my heart
Sending off luminous sparks as it
Settled and sighed – contented
The music was getting dimmer.
It had done its work
And now it was leaving me alone again.
The last shimmering notes lingered
For one sweet moment
And then it was gone.
But its traces still remain
All over my body
Especially in my heart.
Beverley Wright August 16th, 1980
I read this poem several times trying to understand what was going through this fifteen-year-old girl’s mind when she wrote the above words?
What is the music of love? What was it about this music that released so many different emotions?
The music appeared when she was alone. It moved upon her softly and enticingly filling her with a delightful sensation of being in love. When the music changed its rhythm so did the young girl’s physical body until she and the music became one in a passionate beat.
The music was still not satisfied but continued to increase its tempo and pitch until it devoured all her past and present sins before settling contentedly within her heart.
The music had done its job, so it began to decrease until it was gone but the effects of this music lingered on this child’s body and especially in her heart.
Such a powerful music could only be from God. I decided that this music must be the power of the Holy Spirit which not only cleansed her heart but also poured His love and peace within her heart and soul.
It is this love from God which will give her self-confidence, self-control, and patience. It will also give her strength and perseverance during trials which will build her character and give her hope. (Romans 5:1-5)
I speak with confidence when I say that God was this child’s protector and companion throughout her entire life until she became the woman of faith and virtue that God intended her to be – the oil and the wine.
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