Insight

We wait for moments
during days of light and shadow,
hoping for some clear touch
to reach through the muck
of cluttered thoughts,
longing for some shining,
freshening clarity.

We drive for miles
during days of rain and sleet,
hoping for some clear steering
that will speak of nearing
a distant destination
without some quick veering
into the ditch
or some greater disaster.

Sometimes,
during a quiet, private fasting,
unseen by others,
unknown even by our closest,
we gain a closeness
to him who has made us
and realize

that we were not made
for miles or moments
but for a life
that extends beyond life,
for existence that transcends living.

We were made for joy
that does not depend upon circumstance,
peace that does not rely upon reaction,
grace that is not based upon pleasure
and love that is not given by measure.

We were made
to reflect heaven’s own
perfect light.

H. Arnett
3/26/13

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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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