Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Lent - Easter - Thomas - hymn - The world is fraught with danger

The world is fraught with danger, 
we have no way to turn,
when war or sickness threaten
faith has so much to learn.
Uncertain, lost in anger, 
frustrated, in the dark, 
unsure of any meaning, 
it seems we miss the mark.

Like Thomas we’re left wanting, 
with need to know yet more,
for all we feel is shaking 
and we are left unsure.
A mystery awaits us, 
a vast unknowing cloud, 
with nothing safe or certain, 
a hope, or yet a shroud?

Here in the heart of hardship 
where life is dead and gone 
we sense a resurrection, 
we meet the risen one?
One lasting fact surrounds us, 
for though our grasp is slight, 
God’s love will beckon onward, 
a soft yet healing light.

Andrew Pratt (born 1948) 23/2/2018
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