Ninth Meditation
(Second Letter)


"He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" (1)


At His Side

With love, the Master Gardener,
Leads His apprentice through her tasks.
With kind forbearance, He guides her --
Knowing her needs before she asks.

She looks to Him with great regard:
A child at her Father's side;
To please Him -- her greatest reward --
Her heart with His big heart abide.

With signals of the heart, she knows
Her next step in the task at hand.
With gentle patience, He bestows
His guidance -- she yearns His command.

She walks one step behind His stride;
She skips His footprints freshly laid
Like hopscotch -- she stays at His side:
Such is their life-long promenade.

Her attention is His alone;
His is the only way she's known.


May our loving Father smile down at us as we skip beside Him each step of the way.


1. 19. Micah 6:8


(c) Paul Buis, 2004