A Shrove Tuesday promise (2018)

In the midst of sunshine and rainbows,

On bee- kissed petals,

in drops of morning dew,

In whispering winds and star-lit skies

I AM.

 

In the song of the sparrow,

The babies’ first smile,

In children’s unspoiled laughter,

In hands entwined and carefree lovers’ kisses

I AM.

 

In the grip of strife and sorrow,

the tossing and turning of sleepless nights,

in the midst of the pounding pain of the past

and the futile fears of unknown futures

I AM.

 

In those dark places that no soul enters,

where no voice is heard, no comfort soothes,

where regret fights with hope and longing

and naked truth prevails

I AM.

 

In the piercing whistle of the bullet,

in the crashing of the bombs,

in the ruins and ashes

pulverised by a mother’s cry,

 

In the scorching, tormenting sun

taunting torn tarpaulin,

in the weary wait for a pound, a word

on an outstretched hand and soul

I AM.

 

On the cross at Calvary

torn apart, torn away

from my Father’s love,

in the tearing of the temple curtain,

the ultimate sacrifice

FOR YOU,

my child, my precious child

FOR YOU

I AM.

 

© Nicola Rieger 13 February 2018

 

Received straight from God at Heathrow airport.

May you be blessed this Lenten season and always.