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08 October 2017

Howl: For the Las Vegas Victims

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Today, we dedicate our poem to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Our deepest sympathies to their family & friends. ∼ Chasing Ebenezer

Sunday Psalms: Fictional Narratives & Poetry Inspired by the Psalms, Proverbs, & Other Biblical Works

Howl

Pop, pop, beat, beat–stop

Bullets rip through flesh & bone
Blood escapes our mortal veins
Drips, gushes, howls its grisly disdain

Knives slice sweet skin
Marring art divine
Image of the Creator
Assaulted
Earth howls its refrain

Is there no balm in Gilead?
No anesthetic cure
for evil’s jagged, jealous tongue?

Arise, O Lord,
Break open clouds
Water this, Your planet, with life’s cleansing salve
Silence mankind’s howling cry,
cries of fathers, mothers, children, lovers
We agree: this world needs its Destiny

Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? Jeremiah 8:22 (ASV)

Question to Ponder: In the midst of this week’s pain, where have you seen beauty?

Song Recommendation: This week we’d like to suggest our song The End.

-Read Previous Sunday Psalms from Season Two: Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5,Episode 6Episode 7Episode 8Episode 9, Episode 10Episode 11Episode 12Episode 13Episode 14Episode 15Episode 16,  Episode 17Episode 18Episode 19Episode 20Episode 21Episode 22Episode 23Episode 24Episode 25Episode 26Episode 27Episode 28Episode 29Episode 30Episode 31Episode 32Episode 33,  Episode 34Episode 35Episode 36, Episode 37Episode 38, Episode 39, Episode 40

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Written by Heidi Beth Sadler, Inspired by current events and Jeremiah 8. Copyright © 2017 Benjamin & Heidi Sadler, All Rights Reserved.

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