“Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander. He’s actively cleaning house, torching all that needs to burn, and he won’t quit until it’s all cleansed. God himself is Fire!”

Hebrews 12:28-29 (The Message)


Cleansing Fire

Do I see you, truly? 

Like vision on water, 

like coming on clouds, 

like hand on shoulder, 

hand on wood beam, 



My throat should sing 

continuous melodies

of your majesties,
but the notes 

are stuck
on parched lips 

too far
from the Well. 


You are not 



Your forever kingdom 

hovers just above
the horizon and
You watch me- 

hand outstretched, 

kindling waiting
to burn free. 

You ignite
the tender 

deep heart 


setting aflame 

sinful soul 

so righteousness 

may bloom, fresh. 


What is most real 

will be

most everlasting. 


So consume me, all. 

Fill me, full.
That I may once again 

see you, 



Rachel Hall