Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dream into Reality



A dream kept my eyes shut. Holding lids tight to dream just a minute more, hoping to never forget. Sara, the princess and my love, the prince. We met in the village, both clothed in disguise under the watchful eye of our King.

As the sun kissed my morning, I rubbed sleep from my eyes. The dream lingered, mingled into reality. I live in this dream, under the watchful eye of our King.

When I met my Ryan, I saw him for the prince he was destined to be in God’s kingdom. He saw the King’s princess in my eyes. Yet we were clothed in disguise, the rags of the world that covered our royalty.
Over the past 12 years, we have walked together on the road to His castle. Tattered rags haves been stripped away and replaced with royal garments, humility, love, compassion, and grace.
Walking the road to a new land, we found shelter in a castle provided by His hand. A time of restoration and transformation. The tattered rags of worn love thread bare from years of ministry and toil. My prince's gaze turned my heart no more. Simply look away, pretend.
Guides along our trail, met us, walked with us, tears upon their cheeks, seeing what we could be. We battled when our armor clinked in dusty squeaks. The music of romance no longer heard in the echo chamber of our life. We learned to listen again and hear His love song.
The season passed. My prince's eyes changed. I cannot explain. Love flooded over me from his heart when he looks past what I have become, only seeing the princess once again. Time, healing, dancing in his gaze once again. Beauty warped by fear vanishing in acceptance.
Trusting. Hearing the melody. Delight. My eyes changed as well. My royal dreams, with eyes opened and closed. Dreams becoming reality in the light.




holy experience

16 comments:

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Thank for the comment on my blog today Sara!

I know healing has already come and begun! I know I will be fulled restored day by day by His grace and love for me.

This has been the craziest two weeks of my life and I still didn't put the right words to my thoughts. I trust God will touch the hearts of those who read my journey now!

Love and blessings to you sweet friend!
Jill
Praising Him for the dancing that has begun in your life once again!

Karen said...

Such beautiful words of renewal...

So glad for you and your prince....

Andrea said...

Sarah,

This is the most beautiful post! Thank you for sharing your heart in such a beautiful way, today.

Hugs,
andrea

Kissey said...

beautiful.

Debbie said...

Sara, you have such a wonderful way with words. I love how you and Ryan have renewed your love for each other. Marriage is hard work at times but it's well worth it. You two are very precious.

blessings and love,
Debbie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sara,
What a lovely poem and description of what the Lord has been doing and is doing in your lives. God is so good to grow us and restore unto us the days that the locust have stolen. We must stay tuned in as married couples and put in the hard work necessary to make our marriages all the Lord wants them to be.
Because if not, the Lord tells us the enemy comes only to steal, kill and destroy, and he will be happy to help wreck our marriages.
Good for you two that you are enjoying the fruit of God in your marriage.
Blessings hon, Nellie

Denise said...

Such precious words of love.

Alison said...

Love your post - so real, honest, and encouraging! Thanks Sara!

Amy in Peru said...

Love hearing your story, and you put it so beautifully. Isn't God amazing in the road he takes us on? Sometimes we are slow, He is patient. Sometimes we are stubborn, He is faithful. Sometimes we follow closely, He is glad.

amy in peru

Janet said...

You are beautiful.

Janet

Michele said...

what sweet post!!!! Such an enjoyable read. Bless you both!

Michele

Heart2Heart said...

Sara,

Please stop by my blog today for another Urgent Prayer request, this time its for my family.

http://godsheart-heart2heart.blogspot.com/2010/05/urgent-prayer-needed-for-kat.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jo Princess Warrior said...

What a heartfelt post and amazing testimony to what He has done and is doing. xo

thedomesticfringe said...

That was beautiful!

-FringeGirl

The Klippensteins said...

You are such an amazing writer. I am always blessed by the words you write for us to savor. Thank you.
Wendy

sarah said...

this is so beautiful....