PAD Challenge day 17: For today's prompt, write a waiting poem.
Every so often I crank up this song by Johnny Cash
Because of soaring numbers in new Covid-19 cases
Ontario tightens restrictions even harder for 6 weeks!
This prompt Waiting, feels like the first thing we talk about
even before the weather these days!
(and we're Canadian!)
We feel like we have been waiting for things to
return to 'normal' for more than a year, and now this;
Seemingly worse, not better in spite of vaccines?!!
So, the word 'wait' can be a millstone around the neck
or a steppingstone beneath our feet/knees.
It's up to us.
(My heart esp. goes out to small businesses!
Hang in there as you weather open to curbside-takeout-closed..)
Within the walls of circumstance, we wait; the gate is barred
To Freedom’s Ballroom; numbers soar while hope hits new lows hard
But, let’s not forget what we have though we feel far apart
We have each other and God’s Word to cheer the faint of heart
Wisdom chisels its masterpieces not on Easy Street
Our faith is not refined until its mettle feels the heat
Then, though fear grips us by the throat as we wait anxiously
We have each other and God’s Word; how thankful we should be
Technology for all its faults helps us to keep in touch
While we wait for Restriction to release its strangling clutch
Let’s take a deep breath, keep the faith though hope is battle-scarred
And be so grateful that we have each other and God’s Word
Selfishness is a monster; it wreaks havoc in the world
It desecrates the banner of morn’s fresh mercy unfurled
So, let’s love one another while we wait, though walls apart
We have God’s Word in which to trust so we do not lose heart
© Janet Martin
1 Peter 4:7-10
The end of all things is near.
Therefore be clear-minded and sober, so that you can pray.
Above all, love one another deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins
.Show hospitality to one another without complaining.As good stewards of the manifold grace of God,
each of you should use whatever gift he has received to serve one another.
These verses really hit home right now.
even now we can show hospitality by dropping
a meal to a needy family, by sending words of cheer via text, emails,
cards, phone calls, yes, even when it feels
like we are growing weary of doing good (Gal.6:9)
This week my I received a package from a friend in another country!
The surprise of its sweet love brought much needed joy
to a hard week!
Thank-you Sasha for the gift from