Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Unknown and yet...

I was seeing something I had seen before and yet, I had never been in this place. Unknown and at the same time familiar – a sensation that is hard to grasp and much harder to find words to adequately describe but it was and is what I am experiencing.

The sun is the same glowing orb that rises over my home every day.

And there, it too shines brightly.

The wind is fiercely blowing through the trees outside my window. As it passes by me on its never ending journey.

It is much like the breeze that caressed my cheeks on the top of that mountain.

Indescribable creation beyond my borders…

Indescribable yet familiar…

God’s handiwork

Begging to be seen

Hungering to be touched

Longing to be loved




I am ever grateful for the opportunity I have had to travel to see God's creation.  I am amazed by the beauty and humbled by the abundance that He has given us - color; sounds; heights; depths; smells; animals and above all, His precious people.

My heart continues to be awakened from its slumbering state and amazed by His handiwork.

I continue to recount my meager thanks

- safe travel to and from Guatemala
- the breathless dance at 12,000 feet
- the indelibly marked vision of a little one chasing our bus through the fields
- experiencing it all with my husband by my side
- the opportunity to hold such beauty in my hands
- the grace to pray with these little ones

holy experience

© A Sacred Longing 2009-2010


  1. What a wonderful experience for you and your husband...life changing!

  2. Beautiful, Denise. I always receive a big blessing when I stop in here.

  3. Beauty and grace in your hands and most assuredly in your heart. How wonderful to share it with your husband. I admire the strength in you to go; even though my boys have been overseas on mission trips, I have never been to another country to serve the kingdom. Perhaps one day soon.

    Thanks for your "interest" in my life and for investing so much of God's truth into the lives of others--most of whom I'll never know about. That's the beauty of the gift you give to others--you do it mostly privately, and I think that a beautiful thing.

    Merry Christmas.


  4. Thank you for sharing such awesome beauty... I know, words are not enough. But your words help me to imagine...

    There is always something to be thankful for. Today, I am thanking God that I came by your blog to read and see all that you have shared.


  5. Beautiful and touching sharing Denise....unknown and yet indeed.

    Came by to wish you a New Year filled with all that GOD has purposed...


  6. Beautiful recounting through words and pictures. What a blessing I have had visiting your blog today.