Tuesday, January 22, 2013

It is Brave to Live (Job 3:11)



It is brave to live in darkness
To continue to breathe through the bullets
When twenty childish souls are silenced
It is brave to think
Tomorrow and tomorrow I shall arise
God willing, in the darkness
I will continue to serve
And some will wonder like Job
Why did I not die at birth?
Why come to this sad broken earth?
But there is bravery in the heart
Beating in the sludge of evil
In the trust of a good God
Who holds back the tremors from the garden
And in each laugh and lovely thought
There’s a bullet for the devil
Hoping to drag us to the hopeless mourning cry
Why did I not die?
At birth, like Job who saw despair’s edge
And lived
And breathed
And never cursed God in the darkness

6 comments:

  1. Hi Heather :-)
    At times one does wonder that

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    1. Thanks Carrie! That means a lot to hear that.

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  3. Wow, Heather. You should submit this to a publication. It's very good. Especially felt the line "There’s a bullet for the devil."

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