Monday, February 17, 2020


“We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—” 1 John 1:1

the baby squeezing our finger
as if testing its strength;
the songs kids make up
on the days filled with rain;
the drawings plastered
all over the front of refrigerators;
the crushing hug as
one graduates to adulthood;
the questions about life and death,
of hopes and dreams turned to ashes,
of unexpected chances and sudden losses;
in the hand that gently clings to ours
as we lay in hospice –

from beginning to the end
(and beyond) your Word
has been telling us of
grace, hope, peace, and joy

© 2020 Thom M. Shuman

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