Right now I’m having
one of those moments
a moment in which I find myself
gasping for space
for a moment
moment of air
suddenly taken under
by a pace I can’t match
by all that is changing
all that demands attention
when I only seek quiet
quiet and peace
wanting to click an opt-out button
a reset button
in the midst of the busy
to get back to calm, to
to pause and stop the wind battering
to reach a metaphorical shore.
So let me choose, cling on to what is
the words of scripture
which tell me the good is coming
and in the meantime
peace and rejoicing are for today,
for the present moment.
I can’t have or make it quiet outside
but quiet is mine for the inside.
What was it I read this morning?
Ah, that I am nothing without love.
But it is love that I have in Christ
and it is that love I will depend on now.
I can take heart,
for the Lord has overcome.
I can be glad,
for this is a day the Lord has made.
I can find rest,
for the Lord is Lord over this moment.