Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Lament on 9/11

There are no guarantees in life.

You can do everything right, follow all the rules;


terrible things may happen.

The world is a fearsome place, fraught with hideous possibilities of unimaginable pain and suffering.

Senseless tragedy.

Incomprehensible inequity.

Saints suffer while villains reign.

The wicked prosper

and flourish

for generations.

Because you can do everything wrong

yet still

have a life unmarred by terrible adversity or affliction.*

The whys overwhelm.

Darkness envelops.

Outrageous injustice demands explanation, understanding.

But none comes.

Only emptiness.


But from a void, came Life.

Comes Life.

And the unfathomable Love underneath it all

that says, I AM.


The knees bend. The head bows.

“Though you slay me, yet will I trust in You.**


“The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep.
 And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.”
 (Genesis 1:2-3)

This lament was written from both a global perspective and an individual perspective, based on my own personal struggles.


(**Job 13:15, kjv)


Debi said...

Thank you Kim for reminding us that the only "given" in this life is I AM. We have to remind ourselves that that's more than enough. God bless you.

Chris said...

Hello Kim,

Took a little time while eating dinner to check out your introductory/welcoming pages of your blogspot, very much enjoyed the read!

I misread your address at first and ended up with an american female artist who lived to be 102, a margery ryerson, was a little confused!

I have gathered myself from the week, was not expecting the intense exercises and getting to know so many new lives. Good luck with all challenges and thank you for sharing yourselves. Bye for now, Chris Dentzel