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Thursday, October 31, 2013

a slow rain

dear child...

God does not say, today,

BE STRONG

he knows your strength is spent

he knows how long

the road has been

how weary you have grown

for he who walked the earthly roads

alone-

each bogging lowland, and each rugged hill-

can understand,

and so he says

BE STILL

AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD

the hour is late

and you must rest while

and you must wait

until life's empty reservoirs

FILL UP

as slow rain fills an empty upturned cup

hold up your cup

dear child

for God to fill

he only asks

today

that you be still

                                                          -Grace Noll Crowell