Though the Storm Rages -
The heart wonders and waits.
For the storm has raged longer than
And the pain has dulled some -
A scar has formed
But the longing is still there.
To be there and not here -
But where is that elusive place?
To what extent must the tree be
And how long before the sap wounds heal
Longing for the place for roots to grow
Deep and Strong -
To be wanted and used and grown and loved
The winds have blown hard - the tree
Must be replanted and the roots
Long for fresh water.
As the cover of night fades to day
And the heart continues to long for rescue
From the storm -
The promises remain and the hope for
He has not left. He has not forgotten.
The growing and the pruning, the pain -
The tears -
Have not failed to serve a purpose.
He is still right. He is still Sovereign.
Through the wind and rain He still deserves
Though the storm rages on He is still