XXVIII. Now that I see it’s true, all I’ve believed

Where can I go from your spirit? / From your presence, where can I flee? / If I ascend to the heavens, you are there; / if I lie down in Sheol, there you are. / If I take the wings of dawn / and dwell beyond the sea, / Even there your hand guides me, / your right hand holds me fast. / If I say, “Surely darkness shall hide me, / and night shall be my light” /Darkness is not dark for you, /and night shines as the day. /Darkness and light are but one. -Psalm 139:7-12

Now that I see it’s true, all I’ve believed

And all I’ve known of Him for thirty years—

Now that His joy and beauty I’ve conceived,

And He has silenced my most strident fears—

What can I do, but offer all to Him?

What else to say, but “Lord, Thy will be done?”

His Love, so intimate, cannot be whim;

Such Love I can’t escape, though I should run.

Flee Life? Flee Truth? What madness, that ill course!

And yet, would I do better to subsist,

Resisting change, though I’ve met wisdom’s source,

Ignoring Light for pride’s stale, thickened mist?

He knows my name. He beckons me to follow.

All else is sin or sham, is dark or hollow.


About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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