Long One cannot measure an anxious heart—hope becomes a long wait, stretching into the watchful stillness of the always now of God. Water Those dark waves roared, yet you parted and stilled and walked on them; now, Living Water, reach out—free me from the pull of the undertow. X X marks the spot on a treasure map; and what more could my heart long for except to be a pearl of God’s, found and rejoiced over?
Leslie Anne Bustard is a writer, poet, and editor who lives in Lancaster City, PA. She writes for Cultivating Project and Black Barn Online. Wild Things and Castles in the Sky: A Guide to Choosing the Best Books for Children, a book of essays she co-edited, will be released this April through Square Halo books. Her website Poetic Underpinnings (https://www.poeticunderpinnings.com) contains her writings, podcasts, and the goodness of other people’s creativity.