Great Comfort

Though manacles dig deep
     into the flesh of your hands and feet,
Take great comfort,
Your strife and striving will soon end,
For all flesh is grass,
     and flowers of the field;
The grass withers and flowers fade,
     and the warm winds
          blow them into the air,
But before they are gathered
     and burned like chaff in fire,
          a strong hand will come.
Cling not to the ground,
     but to the arms that pick you up
          and hold you bosom close,
Behold your God!

Isaiah 40:1-11

by J Alan R
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