His Strange Yes

What does it look like?

God’s “Yes”

When your fears hurl

Up those knee-jerk petitions.

And reproach

Takes on some novel editions.

When the wicked

Frustrate blessing well-earned

And your good ill-taken

Your witness spurned.

It looks like

He is busy elsewhere

Your family’s needs

Beyond His care.

But take a moment

Try to see

The others searching you


They will not speak

Too proud to ever

Let their troubles leak.

But you have this grit

And hurl up thanksgiving

In spite of it.

At end of themselves

They know you have

The reach to go beyond

That slough of despond

And see the feast

Yes even for the least

Or great ones

Tired of the pace

Who whisper they would

Gladly take your place.

God’s answers shine

And go beyond

This place and time.

He never leaves your side

He puts the “starch” of Christ inside

And makes you see

These tests as small

Christ’s fellowship worth it all.

His blood was spent

And you have precious inkling

What it meant.


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Married and father of two. Living in Waterloo, Ontario. Workplace health and safety professional. Blogger. Poet. Nature hiker. History buff. Inspirational writer. Newsboy for Jesus.

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