Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Isaiah 9:2

The people who walked in darkness
   have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
   on them light has shined. 

Just when

Just when clouds of darkness
within and around
choke out the sun.

Just when you wonder
whether light can illumine
again the heart’s inner room.

Just when hope grows lame
and you doubt Life
 again can live in your limbs.

Just when night demons haunt
and taunt the small hours and
emptiness aches the hollow heart.

Just then …

a place, a grace, a face,
a wanted smile, the smallest word
pierces the night.

Just then … exquisite beauty
shines, warming the cold heart
as hope springs skyward.

Just then life revives and
Becomes Life one more,
lifting limp limbs to praise.

Just then … you know ...

Life and Love live
always, and always will
to pierce the dreary clouds
of night, casting demons of doubt
to the hell from which they came,

Just then the empty ache flees,
filled now and knowing
the Light and Love who is …

Pr. David L. Miller