God Waits
by Shirley Erena Murray

God weeps at love withheld
at strength abused
at children’s innocence abused
and till we change the way we love —
God weeps.

God bleeds at anger’s fist
at trust betrayed
at women battered and afraid
and till we change the way we win —
God bleeds.

God cries at hungry mouths
at running sores
at creatures dying without cause
and till we change the way we care —
God cries.

God waits for stones to melt
for peace to seed
for hearts to hold each other’s needs
and till we understand The Christ —
God waits.


I think that changing the way we love, the way we win, the way we care and how we understand The Christ is, indeed, the work of the Holy Spirit.

So, let the Holy Spirit breathe on us still….break us, mold us — make us to love, win, care and understand like The Christ.


By avoiceinramah

Following The Way. Wife, Mom, Pastor, RevSisterGirlfriend, Advocate. Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman. I believe another world is possible.

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