The Trail’s Invitation

by Mark Weinrich

I love hiking above a creek
accepting the trail’s invitation
to wander. There is no fear,
no thought of turning back,
just the wonder of being carried
along. For I’m reading, playing 
a new song, as the water’s tempo
crescendos and my heart
is leaping, almost singing
with each upward step.

This is the kind of lost
I’ve longed for. Being 
lifted up in the Lord 
reveling in this
shimmering moment,
when all that’s past 
is forgotten, and all 
I seek is following
and pleasing Him.

Mark Weinrich lives a creative life as a writer, photographer, musician, and artist–all wrapped together in an outdoorsman. He is a retired pastor and nine-year cancer survivor. His writing and photography have appeared in over 137 news stand, inspirational, and literary publications. He has sold eight children’s books and currently has two fantasy novels on Kindle.

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