Thursday, March 14, 2013

WHY SO LATE?




The weatherman says that there is a high pressure ridge over Hudson Bay in Canada that is pushing a cold, northern air mass down into Wisconsin. He says we should expect winter-like weather for at least another week.
          I don’t think that this is the first spring that this has happened. I recently came across this poem that I wrote some years ago:

WHY SO LATE?
(For all my friends who wait)

O spring, why so late in coming?
I long for winter to be over.
I’ve grown tired of the fields of snow.
Oh, to walk again in clover!

O sun, what has happened to your power?
Should this not be the season
When you drive back the clouds of winter?
Surely, you will not bow to treason!

These low, gray clouds and northern winds
Bring a chill to my soul…and a numbing.
But no – I will not be one who doubts
The promise of your coming. (2 Peter 3:4)

You are not slow, as some count slowness. (2 Peter 3:9)
You wait for the time to be complete.(Galatians 4:4)
The calendar is secondary;
In the end there can be no defeat.

So I, with patience, await that time.
I will not shrink back and be like some. (Hebrews 10:39)
But, since I must endure these icy winds,
I look up and say, “Even so, come.” (Revelation 22:20)

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