In The Year of Things As They Ought Not Be

In the year of things
As they ought not be
If we keep our heads down
We fail to see
That all around us
In the midst of chaos
Joy is bursting forth

In the year of things
As we wish they weren’t
We can run from the fire
And still get burnt
But the God who is for us
Leads us in a chorus
And joy is bursting forth

In the year of things
That are falling apart
We can lift our eyes
And guard our hearts
Yes, this life is painful
But, our God is faithful
And joy is bursting forth

In the year that feels
Like a dumpster fire
Our nerves are shot
And our hearts are tired
But the God who sees us
Has come to redeem us
And joy is bursting forth

In the year of empires
Crumbling down
The waters are rising
And we fear we might drown
But the King of all nations
Secures our salvation
And joy is bursting forth

In the year of things
As they ought not be
If we lift our eyes
We are sure to see
That all around us
Are friends that love us
And joy is bursting forth

Donald Paul Harris Nov 15, 2020

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