My life is a witness to eternal love’s voice speaking to me,
Everywhere I look God has the final word,
My world is a list of tumultuous daily calamities ,
Opposition is all around seeking to drag me into its deathly web,
This doesn’t worry God in the slightest,
At any moment his Word will bring it to order.
When everything was wrong,
My God set out to make it all right,
The ultimate defeat transformed into victory,
The inheritance of the much loved child,
Now is my daily treasured hope.
This life is not here for long,
But, Eternity’s voice is waiting to be heard,
I need to learn to listen better,
Lest I forget the important words,
Given to me from God’s deepest pain,
Word’s that hear forgiveness’ restoration,
Gifts of belonging that are deaf to hate.
Out of despair’s hopelessness,
I have returned to the pain shared by God,
We visited its deepest betrayals,
Heard all the destructive words spewed out by contempt,
All the hate vomit bringing me closer to love’s sweet sounds.