open this heart-

start a fire. 

ablaze, my soul will run,

arms open wide, reaching for the Son. 

untangle the arms i’ve wrapped around myself

in protection

fear

and pride. 

rip open my chest-can you hear it beating?

loud as thunder, glory waiting to be unleashed.

no more silence. no more suppression.

strike a match against my heart, O God-

light the fire that water can never drown and wind can never deter.

pride. protection. fear.

you will not quiet the beating in my chest.

can you hear it? can you hear the rocks cry out?

oh glory of the Lord-unleash. unleash.unleash Yourself.

and may i watch with eyes in unlocked gaze 

with eyes ablaze in utter admiration, adoration, and ravishing affection.