TEARS OF CHANGE
Tears of change often in quiet suffering
Many circumstances of our lives
Like the steady ocean waves
Wind driven forces of the world
Relentless, in rhythm a cadence rolls in
Steady, seemingly predictable waves in time
Wash the sands over and over,
And then, a sudden turn
Larger and larger, then huge
The unexpected hits the shore
Pulls in a walker and his dog, and another simply watching.
Mystery of heating and cooling currents and surely more,
Moments of changes shatter dreams and expectations,
Drown the good plans unfolding.
Some are rescued through perseverance
Some are lost.
Yet, a few in victory, a gathering of joy,
In struggles great endurance appears
A strong hand or two to pull up
To set another on higher ground,
Even upon a great rock.
In the difficulties of this place
One hugs another, then another and then one more;
Despite unseen pitfalls
Or a mountain that suddenly rises
As we walk a common rough road with many tears
We know He wept
Yeshua wept, too!
The mind and heart do clearly remember
Things done in the past
Things heard and said
Family, friends, strangers, ones loved,
And then we remember those words read often-
“And Jesus wept”.