A song by Shirley when things weren’t going well with the sale of their house.
In the style of David
My hopes were high.
I have waited for your help,
asking over and over for you to finish what you have started with me.
One minute I was excited and feeling like you had blessed me,
and the next minute unexpected circumstances dashed my hope.
It looked like you had been toying with me.
It looked to some like I was foolish to depend on your goodness.
Why would God care about the sale of a house in Florida?
I would be wiser to acknowledge “chance”
or ask “the universe” to work things out.
But today, the sun slowly appeared on the horizon.
Light shot straight up into the clouds and turned so many beautiful colors.
The clouds filling the skies glowed rose gold one minute and royal purple the next,
going through their changes like a kaleidoscope.
Even as I looked to every corner of the heavens,
my eyes were drawn back to the center of light,
that blazing circle of fire.
As you have promised, it is there every morning
to remind me of your faithfulness, your creative power,
your intent to make a world perfectly designed for me.
You even took care to make it beautiful as well as functional.
As you are faithful in these large things,
I will trust you with my own small concerns.
I will acknowledge your demonstrations of love and care.
I will wait for what comes next with interest.
There is no one who cares for me better than you.