Those who have lived
Only
Under the cold stars
Cannot imagine
The beauty of the
Sun-bright day
Or know the wonder
Of black skies washed
In the gold-light of dawn.
Faith knows the sun
Will certainly rise
And so endures
The accusations
Of icy darkness.
Those of faith watch,
Even if
They have not yet seen
Their desperate sunrise
Or the joyful day.
Their comfort is the truth
That steadfastness
Not only proves their faith
But their love
For Him who
Watches them
Through the night.

 

Each week I update this page with another sample poem from my book of poems.

The poem, PATIENCE, A Poem of Him Who Watches, is found on page 13 of my book Beyond These Dark Lands Are Edges of Joy, Words of Comfort and Hope. Published 2018. 

 
Illustration for the poem,
PATIENCE,
A Poem of Him Who Watches
From the book
Beyond these Dark Lands Are Edges of Joy,
By A.E. Dozat © 2018

In our times where people pass through loss and defeat in solitude and isolation, this book offers comfort that we do not need to go alone.  Share it with a friend and afterword ask them about it, this could begin a dialogue that may lead to healing and hope. 

 

“However, as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has
heard, and what no human mind has conceived’ -- the things God
has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9, NIV

 
PATIENCE,
A Poem of Him Who Watches   

PATIENCE, A Poem of Him Who Watches © A.E. Dozat, 2018