Thursday, May 08, 2008


Inspired by a recent sermon by David Wilkerson that I read entitled "An Eclipse of Faith".

By: R. A. Slater

Why do You hide?
Why do You leave me alone?
Your hand which covered me
Now covers Your face from me
Withholds Your presence
Keeps Your very breathe
Afar off

The barest shimmers
Along the edges of perception
Serve to remind me
Of the past glories
Of how things used to be
Instead of reminding me
That You are not completely gone

My heart cries out for Your return
Even as I deal with the anger
Over Your departure
Not understanding WHY?
Why God?
What did I do to deserve
The absence of You?

Can't You see
What this is doing to me?
How I can't breathe?
How I stumble and fall
Because I can't see
In this diluted darkness
Of this eclipse?

I wish that I could give up
I long to give up
But something keeps prodding me
A faint glimmer of hope perhaps
A last shred of faith
That this too shall pass
That You will return to me

1 comment:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A beautifully written poem punctuated by lovely pictures.