~ Dave, in the Sahara Desert
“We call this life, that is life’s preparation,
We call this life, a little time of tears;
But think You God for this designed creation,
A few short years?
If this is all, then why these worlds around us,
And unseen skies, and undiscovered stars?
I wonder, though one little world we found us,
Why God made Mars?…
God made for man an earthly habitation,
The body soil in which the soul may grow;
This little life is but the preparation
The soul must know.
And then some day man’s errors overcome him
The body fails, the soul alone is wise;
And then the God that takes one small world from him
Gives him the skies.”
~ Douglas Malloch (1877-1938) ~
Even so, to paraphrase C. S. Lewis,
“Your absence is like the sky spread over everything.”
Dearest God, will the grief ever abate?!
Blessings ~ Dave, you made a crowded room bearable then gave me wings ~