The Unknown

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Enter the unknown,
Blind, in a maze of broken mirrors,
And lose all control,
Deaf, but there’s a Hearer.
So cry out to Him,
For He knows something better,
And through the unknown,
His grace remains the answer.

Enter the unknown,
Walk, through a sandstorm in the desert,
Lost and forgotten,
Wait, to be delivered.
So hold on to Hope,
For He knows something better,
And through the unknown,
His grace remains the answer.

Behind the lines

As we enter the unknown of a new year, I’m reminded of God’s grace and providence in the story of Joseph and his brothers culminating in Genesis 50:19-21:

[19] But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? [20] As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. [21] So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

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Unknown Numbers

Squinty Eyes

Squinty eyes taste seasoned air,
A perfect shell hides again,
As castle walls turn to sand.

The breeze blows each strand of hair,
A star drops behind the veil,
Great lights rest on the unknown.

Green needles breathe mountain air,
Shivering before the night,
As flurries dart in the sky.

The breeze blows each strand of hair,
A star drops behind the veil,
Blankets rest on the unknown.

Precious thoughts from holy air,
Ride the vastness of the deep,
As I awake from my sleep.

The breeze blows each strand of hair,
A star rises from the veil,
New rays rest on the unknown.

Behind the lines

This poem celebrates the Omniscient Creator. God alone can name the stars and number them. God alone knows how many fish are in the ocean. God alone numbers the grains of sand by the sea. God alone numbers the unique snowflakes and all the needles on evergreens. God alone can count the hairs on every head.  God alone knows all about what we consider the unknown. He is God and there is no other.

Now consider this Psalm:

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
(Psalm 139:17-18 ESV)

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Other verses: Psalms 8:3-4, 139:17-18, 147:4-5, Jeremiah 33:22, Amos 5:8, Matthew 10:30, Ephesians 1:19, 3:14-21

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