His Place

Some things are a relief:
A bird in the air
A dog by the fire
The results of a test.

How did Joseph
Burying Israel
Have faith in the hand of God?

Lord forgive me
For I share more in common
With Reuben
Than with Joseph.

Listen,
My heart,
And hear the words of Joseph,
“Am I in the place of God?”

We are not,
You and me,
In the place of God.

Wherever our relief may come from,
If indeed it comes,
It will not come from passing judgement.

Oh my soul,
Full of disquiet,
You must not think yourself to be,
In the place of God.

Advertisements

What are you thinking?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s