Thursday, January 24, 2013

Brought to Light

And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand? For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” Mark 4:21-25

Brought to Light

The long nights swallow us
disoriented we cannot tell
night's end from beginning
and we wander like the lost.

Despair and hopelessness
like winter's bitter wind
surrounding us inside and out
we lean in to the fear.

We forget that light is coming
dawn is drawing near
not alone in our deep blues
morning is at hand.

Our spirits lag in the shadows
we ache for understanding
give in to cruelty and judgement
thinking we are truly left alone.

All will be revealed
night always yields to day
darkness is scattered by morning
and fear is withered by love.

So let us kneel together praying
as we lay our bodies down to rest
may we be remade in peace
may we know the light of love.

No comments: