The sitting Judgement Creature haunts and whispers damnation to me during the dark nights of my wakefulness, its ears and terrible woody tree “horns” listening for my quiet dream screams.
King is a man who has faced such a creature. He has created monsters more terrible than this! Yes, but we all face our own in the dark night of our own souls.
How will I be rid of this judgement creature that only grows as I fear it? What is the reason for its presence?
I found the answer here in Psalm 51 Misere mei, Deus
- For I know my transgressions and my sin is ever before me.
- Purge me from my sin and I shall be pure; wash me and I shall be clean indeed.
- Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
- The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
As the master of horror, King knows the source of all monsters: our own fears and consciences overtaken by evil.
I enjoy his simmering tales but by Grace do not live inside them-at least not today.
- Open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.