The hour grows late…yet…

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

St. Teresa of Avila

(summer is dried and faded in Autumn’s waning light / Cades Cove, TN / The Great Smokey Mountains National Park / Julie Cook / 2015)

As the sun hangs low along the horizon,
While we mourn both November’s fading light
and Summer’s long spent blooms…
Our remaining hopes and joys are left to slowly shrivel and decay…

The drum beat sounds in the distance,
as wars continue to rage.
While the politicians haggle and leaders finagle
With the truth getting lost in the fray.

Justification and inclusiveness for all is hoisted high above our heads,
as human sin is simply no more as everything is now wrongly so right…
All the while the revelers cry…”Come one, come all to the party,
for everything is accepted tonight…”

With each tragic news story,
While the masses grow numb to the tales,
There are those who are left wondering…
Has the Devil finally had his due…

With everyone preparing for the season of shopping,
The catharsis for Misery’s woes,
No one seems to take notice…
There’s a small reminder hanging hopeful in the changing cooling air

Ancient words rumble across the seemingly silent ages
Forgotten to all but just a few
With warnings signs and omens now colliding each as one…

Yet a King sits waiting and watching
Securely on his throne…
While Hope and Grace ready themselves
for the battle is soon in sight

The wait will soon be over
as the demons will take their leave
Good and Right will rule the night
as Grace and Glory triumphantly save those hopeful souls.

6 comments on “The hour grows late…yet…

  1. Lynda says:

    Love the quote from St. Teresa of Avila. I’m reading “The Interior Castle” now for the second time. The way that we can move through these times is by keeping our eyes on Jesus and the way Jesus lived. Prayers that your dad and Gloria are settling into a better routine.

    • Amen Lynda—it’s all about the focus for sure!!
      Just got back from Atlanta—today’s visit was soso—-but anything is better than last week!! Thank you for asking and for your continued prayers—hugs up to Canada

  2. Very hopeful ending for no matter how bad it gets, we know who wins. He won at Calvary and He will again! I hope your day went well with Dad and Gloria. Rest well my friend. God has it all under control! Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

  3. Love St. Teresa of Avila and especially that prayer. Nada te turbe. I haven’t worked my way up to the Interior Castle yet but was given this book by a lovely priest as part of a book club when I was younger. Great read if you ever have the time.

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