Thursday, September 08, 2005

Keep me moving forward,
not backward,
Cloud of Hope.

When the going got tough,
you didn't say to Abe and Sarah,
'my bad, folks; go back to Ur.'

When the wilderness
proved more than your people
were looking for,
you didn't yell at Moses,
'oops, I made a mistake;
turn around and head back to Egypt.'

When the exiles
struggled to rebuild their lives,
you didn't tell them,
'yeah, the road is not as smooth
as I thought it would be;
why don't you move back to Babylon?'

No, with you there is only one gear:

keep me moving in your direction,
God waiting on the horizon
of my life.

(c) 2005 Thom M. Shuman

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