We Will

8/1/14

A reflection on Psalm 79:

“O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple… Help us, God our savior, on account of the glory of your nameThen we, your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise…”

We will, Lord.

But not yet.

We will Lord,

But not now.

We will praise you.

Again.

One day, we will be able to.

We are waiting for the day.

We want to.

But right now, Lord,

We cry

Now, Lord,

We are in exile.

Right now,

We struggle beneath this weight.

Now, Lord,

We beg

With streaming tears

We beg for the day

When we can again praise you.

And does this sound facetious,

Arrogant,

Ungrateful?

Yet David prayed it first.

Because right now, Lord,

We are in agony

Right now, Lord,

We are dying

Right now,

We are in despair

When we want to praise

When we want to thank you

Save us,

so we can praise you.

Rescue us,

So that we can recount it.

Because we want to praise you…

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