Shadow and Reality

God – You are the Truth behind the myth.
You are the faithful Phoenix sent when time was ripe,
consumed by the flames of a love
that does not brook separation,
reborn, immortal, from the ashes of the grave
to rise on the golden wings of the morning,
reborn, a little fledgling, immortal,
in each and every heart that receives you.
God – You are the Truth behind the myth.

God - You are the Invisible behind the visible.
The fascination of a radiant diamond
delved from the deep and secret places,
the beauty of a fragrant flower in full bloom;
the beckoning of a sweet, ripe fruit,
the joy of a bubbling brook showered in sunlight,
the yearning surge of the sea;
the steadfast protection of a towering, mighty tree,
the majesty of an eagle soaring the heavens,
the relentless pursuit and jealousy of a lion.
God - You are the Invisible behind the visible.

God – You are the Reality behind the metaphor.
The daring of the hero who rescues the maiden in distress,
risking his life, clutching her from the claws of evil;
the tenderness of a mother's healing, nourishing embrace,
a father's loving provision and protection;
the craving for union, the strongest force in the world,
drawing together two cells, two bodies, two souls, two spirits,
to create new life.
God – You are the Reality behind the metaphor.