Tuesday, June 27, 2017

day 178

He said, "Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by." Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.  1 Kings 19:11-12

in the utter quiet
of a candle flickering
      on a winter's night;
in the gentle rocking
   of a cradle
   in a nursery;
in the winds
of justice breaking
         oppression
      into dust, you
pass by
        us
   so we can
   notice and
follow.

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman

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