Devotions, Poetry

Refined by Pleasure and Pain

You who placed this dream Led me to rest by Your stream You who fanned this fire Sustain it that I never tire Of burning brightly in love To reflect Your glory above Yet Your beautiful fire Was my furnace of desire Both glorious to behold And so painful in ways untold As it refined the selfish out As it reminds of what life’s about That we may thrive without doubt As we walk the pleasure of this route