Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Lord is

The Lord is a first responder
   who runs towards the blast
   not away from it;

the Lord is a trauma nurse
   who is in her car in the parking lot
   ready to go home after her shift,
   but goes back in when she sees
   the ambulances arrive;

the Lord is employees
   who turn their restaurant
   into a shelter for the injured
   and frightened;

the Lord is a mother
   who makes sure her home
   is secure and then checks
   on her neighbors;

the Lord is a father
   who comforts his children
   while his own fears
   assail him . . .

in the darkest of valleys,
the Lord is
always with us.

 (c) 2013 Thom M. Shuman

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