"I Heard A Voice Today"
I heard a young voice sing today.
Beyond my ears and to my heart
His lyrics found their home.
From a 20 something to a 40 something
His tone and words spanned the chasm of our years.
I wondered what kind of pain he’d lived.
I glanced around and saw a white haired woman,
A slight upward curve to her lips.
I pondered what his words spoke to her that produced that upturned
Songs of a hurricane, the gospel and forgiveness,
Songs of God-love, romantic love and questions.
Deep words, sweet words, funny ones, too.
At the end we were asked to make an altar.
I didn’t hesitate long.
‘Turned round and knelt.
“Oh God,” I cried, “I need your help.”
“You know my pain.”
“Help me out.”
To ask help from the One who could have done more,
To bend the knee to the One who could have made things different,
To cry in silence because my lips could no longer form the words.
I heard fresh tears hit the cushioned altar where I knelt.
Beyond my present hurt and heavy heart,
I hope they found their home.