Upon a Stormcrow

We are all falling apart at the seams, like moth-eaten wedding gowns our grandmothers closeted away—like leather-bound books too much read by careless boys with calloused hands—like old oaks cracked by a hundred frosts.  We are all dwindling and diminishing and going blind.  We are told that we must give up our life to save it; perhaps, like Oedipus and Tiresias of old, we must be blind before we see.

My God, my God: wean me of this melancholy; but I shall not cry “Enough!” ’til You are through.

  1. #1 by manoahswife on October 6, 2011 - 3:32 pm

    “Have you not known?
    Have you not heard?
    The everlasting God, the LORD,
    The Creator of the ends of the earth,
    Neither faints nor is weary.
    His understanding is unsearchable.
    He gives power to the weak,
    And to those who have no might He increases strength.
    Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
    And the young men shall utterly fall,
    But those who wait on the LORD
    Shall renew their strength;
    They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
    They shall run and not be weary,
    They shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31

    “The surest way to know our gold is to look upon it and examine it in God’s furnace, where He tries it that we may see what it is. If we have a mind to know whether a building stands strong or no, we must look upon it when the wind blows. If we would know whether a staff be strong, or a rotten, broken reed, we must observe it when it is leaned on and weight is borne upon it. If we would weigh ourselves justly we must weigh ourselves in God’s scales that He makes use of to weigh us.”–Jonathon Edwards

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