Friday, April 18, 2008

The Calm

There is a Calm that comes after a storm –
When Pride has been toppled
Humility covers;
Peace is discovered.

It is a still place, a quiet place; where
guard is let down,
quiet descends,
damage is evident but
rebuilding can begin.

Tears fall out of relief
rather than anger.
Barriers are broken,
and walls have fallen.
The heart seeks comfort
rather than defense.

Anger is replaced by grief,
sadness over what was said and done.

Wrong is realized,
Sin is repented,
Forgiveness is sought.

Then Peace comes,
Life returns,
and Joy steps in.

Calm reigns.

Rebecca A Givens, 04/2008
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