Breathe now, deeply, for this moment’s nearly gone and beyond this time nothing is certain
Something is coming, it is nearly here and though I used to hum the tune in fear
(The phone might roar with news of a drowning, a death, a disease)
The song I hear now is different
How softly He came upon me (can grace be strength?) His firm hands on my shoulders, now bearing me up
And it is coming as sure as the moon will turn her darkened face and light the night sky
“can’t stop what’s coming, can’t stop what is on it’s way”
but now I tremble with joy for the revealing of the righteous Son is coming and He will gather His own to Him and all creation will rejoice!
does it matter what tragedy lies between now and then to refine me, to burn away my impurities?
I am saying “yes” to what I cannot see
I am saying “yes” to what I am not sure of
What I know is He is true
What I see is His faithfulness
When I pick up this cross, I am following in His footsteps, and I long to walk in His shadow
Hold me fast, hold me tightly, let me not fall away, let me remain true no matter what comes.
For further meditation: Colossians 1:21-25; Romans 8:18-25; Hebrews 10:19-25;