Thoughts on Music, Community, and Spirituality
16 October 2016

Sunday Psalms: Hand Meets Fog

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


City gates loom,
Tall mountains, walls of stone,
White granite, eternity high,
Swallowed up by autumn sky.
Heads tilt up.
Up, up.
Boy and girl are ants,
Droplets in life’s ocean.

Boy Courage catches his breath,
Takes girl’s hand.
Girl Caution, she trembles.
She’s not prepared.
This bit about the gates…
This wasn’t in the scroll.
But then again, when are surprises foretold?

Without a knock, no warning sign,
City gates crack,
An earthquake down from sky.
Gates groan, doors open, booming their call:
Enter if you dare.

Courage squeezes Caution’s hand,
Fingers ice-cold.
Eyes wide, hearts pounding.
The terror of adventure.
They’ve been walking all night.

A mist, thick gray,
Snakes ribbons
Through the crack.
“I’m scared,” breathes Caution.
“Me too,” admits Courage.
Caution grips his arm.
“We can’t see through the fog. What if we get lost?”
“But what if we find something?”
A sage, this boy,
Girl’s forever match.

With her free hand,
Caution reaches out.
Hand meets fog.
Mist encompasses fingers, five so small.
“Warm,” she decides.
Warm fog, cold hand, hopeful heart.

Courage steps forward.
Arm extends back, still connected to Caution.
A taut rope, his faithful arm.
Caution closes her eyes,
Takes one step.
Arms side by side, boy and girl stand in the crack.
One more step and there will be
No turning back.

“It’s not too late.
We can still turn around.”
Caution already knows this, but Courage must ask.
Must make sure.
Must stay together.
“We’ll be all right.”
Caution whispers her prayer.
“We’ll be all right,” Courage repeats.
Mist blankets the pair.
Girl pulses with Boy.

From somewhere within,
A hidden song.
Tranquil, haunting.
Strings, flute, calling.
No words needed.
Music beckons.
Courage and Caution step.
One big step
Inside the walls.
Gates close.
Life begins.


For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

-Question to Ponder: When have you witnessed acts of faith?

-Song Recommendation: Stars and Dust by Songs of Water

Written by Benjamin & Heidi Sadler, Inspired by Hebrews 11 . Copyright © 2016 by Heidi Sadler, All Rights Reserved.

-Read Previous Sunday Psalms from Season Two: Episode 1Episode 2, Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5,Episode 6, Episode 7, Episode 8Episode 9, Episode 10, Episode 11, Episode 12, Episode 13, Episode 14, Episode 15

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3 Responses

  1. Dad

    Wow! Amazing poem and terrific reminder why courage and caution are a powerful couple. Guess who is usually courage and who is usually caution we walk hand in hand? It’s worked for 42 years. Why change now! Love and thanks! D & M

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