Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lent Week 4: Waiting to Rejoice

Laetare: O Rejoice!
(Lent week four)

Here I am—
Waiting for God,
Not quite ready
For rejoicing yet;
The shadows flicker,
Darkening my soul,
Still waiting for
The rising sun

This dark night
—Not wholly black—
Sprinkled with stars
Streaming on me
Slight grey light,
Promises coming Hope,
As I wait
Here for God

I am awaiting
With great expectation
The rising Son
—Myth made real—
The glimmering sky
Bursting fully alive
With glory's Hope...
...But not yet

As I wait
Sin's darkness lingers;
Its clammy fingers
Poking my soul
Make me squirm,
Reminding me that
Redemption is now...
...And not yet

I hold back,
Waiting for God
To take centre-stage
In the drama
Unfolding, riveting me
To wait here
In shadow, before
The Son rises...

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