Sunday, June 11, 2017

In midst of trial

After Isaiah 7

In midst of trial,
disaster imminent,
surrounded by scorpions,
by death, seeking refuge
in strength, in allies,
in fortifications,
discovering futility,
chased by those scorpions
to find sanctuary
with vipers, and then
a light
a glimmer
a slight shimmering
in the darkness
s promise
a hope a sign
all was lost but
all was not lost
defeat and victory
wrapped together
in the same package.

Who could dream such a thing:
victory riding among us
in the midst of defeat,
the beginning in the end
the overwhelming darkness
overcome by the light
edging down the mountain
before bursting into radiance.

Photograph by Rajesh Misra via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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