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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

She Waited for the Call That Never Came

She Waited for the Call That Never Came

She waited for the call
that never came;
searched every mail
for a letter,
or a note,
or card,
that bore his name;
and on her knees at night,
and on her feet
all day, she stormed Heaven's gate
in his behalf;
she pled for him
in Heaven's high court.
"Be still and wait; and see"--
the word God gave;
then she
knew that He would
do in and for and with him,
that which she never could.
So doubts ignored
she went about her chores
with joy--
knowing, though spurned,
His word was true.
The prodigal had not returned,
but God was God,
and there was work to do.

(from Prodigals and Those Who Love Them)

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