Sunday, November 6, 2016

To make plans

After Hebrews 11:32 and Judges 6-7

To make plans
and implement them
and then they come swarming,
devouring, destroying what
good hands have made, mocking
and taunting. Is obedience
subservient to power, he asks, he pleads.

Silence for a time.
Loss of faith for a time.
Fear for a time.

They come again, ravishing,
with superiority of numbers
breeding the arrogance power.
The band, the small band,
with no power but faith
and obedience, strike
when they are told, destroying
the arrogance.

Photograph by George Hodan via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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