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

remembering
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
evidence
faith
sustaining

I worship
the God Who Walks Beside Me.

H. Arnett
5/31/12

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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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