Theology in a Dry Spell

dark clouds
full of hope
gather over
push east

least bit of wind
stirring from the north
dark spots showing
on the concrete

a few flashes of lightning
barely audible sound
of rain falling
on the dust covered grass

I pray for a long night
and a following day
of slow, seeping rain
bringing a gain of green

to lawn and garden
hay, corn and beans

wake in morning
to less than wanted
less chance than hoped for
a bit disappointed

it is not for quick answers
that I worship
the God Who Gives and Takes Away

nor because of the ease of my life
the blessings of this day
immunity to disease
lack of pain

but because of

I worship
the God Who Walks Beside Me.

H. Arnett


About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Blair, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-five years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-one grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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