27 June 2018

rainless storm

rain threatened all afternoon
skies darkened in layers
the wind grew fierce
reversing waves, chasing
water away from shore

later, when stillness fell
sun blazed beneath the clouds

teach me to wait
for the promise of glory

25 June 2018

sunset to sunset

from sunset to sunset
days slip fast away
pain steals my time
yet I pray no twinge
no gasp, no tear
is wasted

use this as You will, Lord
use this as You must
but let it not be in vain

If you will receive yourself in the fires of sorrow, 
God will make you nourishment for other people.
Oswald Chambers