Monday, November 25, 2013

Various Trials

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. I Peter 1:6-9

Various Trials

Sometimes it seems too much
the prodding and the poking
the testing and the evaluating
midnights and dawn full of challenge.

Sometimes the aches overwhelm
an aging body out of kilter
an ancient car sputtering to start
aching to close the distance gap.

Sometimes you seems so far off
no presence in the waiting room
no one to look after me at night
so long the darkness compared to day.

These trials they grieve us all
and yet we are refined not broken
softened and not burned down
a new life and heart is promised.

The long winter's night will end
and the pain subside in love's arms
the ache will become joy again
we will sing songs of delight again.

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