The heavens are telling…

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I gaze at the sky and see
Aeroplane trails
Intersecting
Making a cross
Just like this picture
I expect the heavens to tell me
The glory of God
But instead they tell of what?
Humility, vulnerability, weakness
Humanity, compassion
Love
Lord, teach my heart to know there is more to your glory
Than superficial splendour

Reconciliation

Lord, we like our friendships to be bright and shiny new
Not marred by hurt
Anger
Resentment
Patched up with cracks we know are there
Even when the mend holds strong
But your love talks of reconciliation
Forgiveness
Acceptance of how things really are
Not daydreams of a false perfection
A love that trusts again and again
After numerous betrayals.
Lord, teach us your love.