Friday, April 11, 2014

April 11 - Stumbling Toward Jerusalem

Stumbling Toward Jerusalem

We lie awake at night listening
   to the thumping of veins in our heads
       and make lists of all the things
           we're sure we've left undone.

At the early end of day, we rise
   stumbling out into the snow
       or drizzle or on the odd occasion
            a golden morning complete with birdsong.

We are stumbling toward Jerusalem
    a city made of gold, not because
        the city planners are showing off
            but because gold makes good paving stones.

Our feet are tired and stones and sticks
    get in our way and trip us up
         and sometimes we stumble over
             the companions who accompany us along the road.

But if we trust in Him who built the road
    and strewed our path with obstacles and chasms to be bridged,
         He will send us boon companions
             of the best sort for stumbling over.

© 2014 by Tom King

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