Friday, December 31, 2010

Isaac: A Poem

I asked the year its name:
“Laughter.   He shall be called Laughter.”
But laughter must be marched to Moriah,
Bound to kindling,
Relinquished in offering,
Before it can dance back to the valley

When I wrote the above in January 2010, I had no idea of the twists and turns life would take over the next 12 months.  That's probably a good thing, because if I had known how much time would be spent at Moriah and how hard-won the laughter, I might have hidden under the covers and not come out.

God has once again proven Himself good and faithful through all the unexpected events of this year.  Family have  served as His hands and feet.  My patient husband is my hero.  That man is a prize, but you can't have him; he's mine.

All the same, I can't say I'm sorry to see 2010 go tonight.  Whatever 2010 has held for you, dear reader, whatever your thoughts and goals for 2011,
“‘“The LORD bless you
   and keep you;
 the LORD make his face shine on you
   and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
   and give you peace.”’

P.S. The dominant word in my thoughts and reading right now regarding 2011 is "delight."  Of course it would be, since the year called "Laughter" was so much fun.  Or maybe I'm just that slow to learn what my Father wants to teach me.

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