Come to Me, My beloved. Rest with Me.
I’m afraid. I cannot.
Do not fear, My beloved. Rest with Me.
I love you. But I cannot.
I’ll hold you, My beloved. Rest with Me.
I cannot. I don’t know how.
I’ll show you, My beloved. Rest with Me.
You’ll show me? How to rest?
Start slowly, My beloved. It’s all right.
Walk towards you? Just like this?
Just like that, My beloved. I’ve got you.
I’m not sure…I’m nervous.
I know that, My beloved. Here’s My hand.
Okay, then. Here’s mine.
Embrace Me, My beloved. You’re safe.
I am safe, aren’t I?
Yes you are, My beloved, yes you are.
I love you. I really do.
I know it, My bride. Now rest in My love.
I will, my King, I will.
The featured images is courtesy of Aaron Burden on Unsplash and it is used with permission.
We are grateful for Aaron’s generosity and remarkable gift of seeing beauty both great and small.
A founding member of The Cultivating Project, Christina has been fascinated by beauty her whole life. Color, texture, pattern, fragrance, melody, light – all of the boundless ways in which creation shines – ignites her imagination, compelling her to create. Even as a wee sprite, Christina was dedicated to wordsmithing and sketching her way through its marvels in an attempt to capture, at least partially, the imprint of the Creator within it. But writing and drawing are not her only creative endeavors; several years ago she took on the laborious (but rewarding) task of nurturing a garden in the dismal soils of the Rocky Mountain foothills, and has eagerly employed her spade (alongside her pen) as a tool to cultivate and curate the beauty around her.
She has two little gardeners-in-training who embody all these marvels and more in their merry little faces. She and her husband Brian are the founders of the Anselm Society based in Colorado Springs, whose mission and calling is a renaissance of the Christian Imagination. She serves as the Director of the Anselm Society Arts Guild and her creative work can be found at LiveBeautiful.today and on Instagram.
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