Category: Nature


One of the hardest facts to wrap our heads around about God is that nothing happens without Him. Isaiah tells us “I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things” (Isaiah 45:7 NIV). However, we like to compartmentalize things. We see hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters and we place them over here in their own category. War, famine, starvation, and disease are put into their own category. We take everything that we think is “evil” and we assign it to the Devil and everything that is good we assign to God.

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If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.

1 John 1:6 (NIV)

It was 1993 and I was in the Czech Republic seeing things that no one I had ever known could have seen. I was in a little town called Olomouc, around 2:00 AM, and I was lost and alone. It would be many years until my first encounter with the Lord so I was knee-deep in the world and loving it.

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into the deaf wind,
lifting up his broken
body, careless
clouds cruising
by, pleading
with heaven,
to let him in.
Have mercy, if
You will, upon
this Child, torn
asunder, from
life and limb,
falling too soon,
crying- into, the
deaf wind…

We are insects on the screen,
longing- for what we cannot reach.
We are liminal spaces,
filling gaps.
We are the air breathed in,
a sharp intake.
We ping pong
between beings, moments- last, forever…
We are human-
always seeking,
always striving,
always wanting,
to love, and
be loved.