A Long Winter’s Psalm
March 19, 2014 § Leave a comment
I just came across this pseudo-psalm I wrote during the winter of 2010. I guess since the arrival of spring yesterday is bringing some relief, I’m a bit late in posting this now, but thought it fit well as a look back on the great white deluge the midwest is now recovering from. God is faithful through every season.
O, Lord, I am covered with snow;
the air chills my bones.
My driveways are slick and my gutters
are heavy with ice;
the skies do not relent.
The plow circles again;
the icicles laugh at me from above.
Great drifts surrounds me,
and they plot my demise.
Will the snow never cease to bury your children?
Will Your heavy hand never lift from this land?
Nevertheless, I will trust in Your
unfailing love and faithfulness!
You hear the cries of the cold and weary,
whose backs are broken
from putting hand to the shovel.
You will defrost this land
and deliver Your people.
Spring will come; grass will grow;
flowers will bloom once again.
Praise You, O Lord!