“Surely”

“And Jacob awaked out of his sleep,

and he said,

surely the Lord is in this place;

and I knew it not.”

Genesis 28:16

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Surely, my God can build a life

 

He built heaven and earth

suns and moons

planets and stars

grand things beyond comprehension

such that my imagination cannot fathom

nor create

thoughts too wonderful for me

 

my human-ness folds in

at the knowledge of them

God- imposed humility

when he sits his ways

next to mine

 

Yes, my God can build a life

 

He lays them down flat

and stands them up tall

they are woven

pulled-in

pressed together

bound in purpose

pliable

strong

 

to a God who sees the end from the beginning

a well-worn life

must look like a beautiful song

movement captured in bronze

a garden built in rows

thoughtful details

that make a whole

 

we wander through

as a blind man

who has lost his cane

one day at a time

we make our way

grabbing hold of promises

as they settle in close

relief found in words

etched in stone

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Image Credit: Henry Moore. “Reclining Nude.” Photo by David Finn.

 

4 thoughts on ““Surely”

  1. Yes . . . when he sits his ways next to mine
    . . . thoughtful details that make a whole
    . . . a well-worn life a beautiful song
    . . . relief found in words.
    Ashley, when you write we find
    . . . God was in this place.

    Great sculpture too
    (by another H. Moore 🙂

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