Let It Echo
Serilda stands atop a large dune with the ocean below her and the moon emphasizing shadows along the coast. Closing her eyes The Leader shows her a picture of the coming storms. A sudden shift in the wind across her face confirms things are indeed changing rapidly. The Leader, though unseen had nudged her awake in the night and they had communicated in that easy way where no words were needed she just knew what He wanted her to do. So she had come to this place. Traveling through realms to reach a destination has become easier with practice and He has never failed to escort her.
Inhaling the salt and sand The Warrior feels the need to say something but wants it to be the right thing. Serilda stands still taking in the gathering clouds and whispers because even when she can’t see His physical form He is by her side “Ok, what should I say?” She hears the Leader’s reply and feels the approval to declare His words, not hers – “Send up a cry Serilda that declares life, life and hope to those already touched by the storm and to those bracing for a storm. Life will always triumph over destruction.”
As The Warrior listens to Him her nerve endings begin to quiver and she notices gold script glowing and dissipating all over her skin, as if His words were activating words within her. He continued, “Remind ALL of creation of their true shelter, how The Leaders will protect them on every side and cover them in the worst fights and storms. We see all and have a plan, We WILL turn any destruction or fear The Liar throws at them into something beautiful. Stand with me now Warrior, look around…”
She had closed her eyes as she was listening and agreeing with Him, now looking around she sees innumerable Warriors, all with their identifying marks of a quill pen piercing a heart, in varying places of their clothing, glowing an ethereal green. There were too many Warriors to count and Serilda felt that buzzing vibration in her body tick up a notch in anticipation of a battle. The Leader placed a hand on her shoulder, “This battle is different, you won’t fight hand to hand. Follow my lead.“ He winks at her as the earth releases a deep trumpet like sound. Everyone is focused on The Leader now! Serilda stands fixed in place aware that her fellow Warriors are also captivated by the fire in His eyes.
Without saying another word, in the language of His realm, The Leader sends up a cry and all the Warriors join their voices with His. Light erupts as their voices merge. This fluid light dances across the crowd and the coast like the Aurora Borealis of another realm. Serilda shouts with hands raised. Each Warrior has their own cry, some Warriors whispering, others like Serilda shouting but all proclaiming in unison with The Leader: We are standing and we are holding ground for our brothers and sisters! We will not relent and He always comes through! His Hope and Life are RELEASED!” AS the word “released” was spoken, a comet of variegated colors and even shadows exploded from the group and went out to meet the gathering storm where the two collided in a wild cacophony of explosions.
Serlida stood awestruck with a rising anticipation of the stories to come from this unusual fight. The storm may still come, and damage is likely in any storm, but because of The Leaders; life, love and hope are released and whatever happens now has the opportunity to be greater than destruction.
The Leader and His large band of merry Warriors stand their ground – standing for those who may think the storms are too great or damaging. These Warriors will fight with The Leaders in every realm, in whatever way is necessary for restoration and wholeness.
Serilda eyes the mounting clouds not with fear but with brazen confidence in her Leader. Whatever the storm, or the outcome, He will not fail. The Warrior cannot wait to see what comes next, especially since this battle was unexpected and He still hasn’t told her His plan…
Psalm 91-The VOICE
1 He who takes refuge in the shelter of the Most High
will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 He will say to the Eternal, “My shelter, my mighty fortress,
my God, I place all my trust in You.”
3 For He will rescue you from the snares set by your enemies who entrap you
and from deadly plagues.
4 Like a bird protecting its young, God will cover you with His feathers,
will protect you under His great wings;
His faithfulness will form a shield around you, a rock-solid wall to protect you.
5 You will not dread the terrors that haunt the night
or enemy arrows that fly in the day
6 Or the plagues that lurk in darkness
or the disasters that wreak havoc at noon.
7 A thousand may fall on your left,
ten thousand may die on your right,
but these horrors won’t come near you.
8 Only your eyes will witness
the punishment that awaits the evil,
but you will not suffer because of it.
9 For you made the Eternal [your][a] refuge,
the Most High your only home.
10 No evil will come to you;
plagues will be turned away at your door.
11 He will command His heavenly messengers to guard you,
to keep you safe in every way.
12 They will hold you up in their hands
so that you will not crash, or fall, or even graze your foot on a stone.[b]
13 You will walk on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the lion and the serpent underfoot.
14 “Because he clings to Me in love,
I will rescue him from harm;
I will set him above danger.
Because he has known Me by name,
15 He will call on Me, and I will answer.
I’ll be with him through hard times;
I’ll rescue him and grant him honor.
16 I’ll reward him with many good years on this earth
and let him witness My salvation.”