Love seen, even at Walmart
In a refreshing glance.
A chance encounter,
In a young couple known on the surface,
A past work circumstance;
From a distance
I see their eyes look into one another
And erupt with spontaneous smiles that dance for a moment,
A flash of deepest delight.
But then my eyes always see more
Look a little more intently, intensely
Footsteps ordered by my Lord,
Footsteps established by our Lord.
In the coming and going of each day
The rising up and sitting down
Purpose always drapes lightly about the shoulders
A divine companion in what is seen and done,
Sovereign protector, sovereign guide;
To the one who is alert, watchful,
The kingdom of abundance rains down multi-colored jewels,
They sparkle with many facets of understanding
Reflect often the light of heaven’s encouragement.
The beauty of love in a tender moment,
A man and a woman, joined as one,
Offers rich glimpses to others, easily seen
Creation spoken from the very beginning,
Love to rule in righteous transparency
In glad openness to naked honesty
True freedom for all the world to see
Even in such a place of material consuming
The world of Walmart, its glut of Chinese products,
And the common world we all can see.