He is not slow
as some understand slowness.
He is slow as glaciers
slicing through the stuff of
He is slow as promenade
surveying the universe with
He is slow as wildfire
ripping through an instant with
I am the one who is slow.
Slow as understanding
as if I were not the one standing still.
And when I become so slow that I stop, He strokes my hair and smiles that Precambrian smile and says not to fret, not to worry, not to judge myself too harshly because who could be as slow as He is slow, and He scoops me up, this ball of stubborn slowness, and
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5 thoughts on “Who is slow like God?”
This is beautiful! Thank you for your words and imagery! Hope you have a blessed weekend!
Incredible!! Praise God for being so patient with us!! 🙂 Deirdre FMF #9
You make some wonderful comparisons with sequoias and humpbacks–majesty and mighty, but slow.
Thank you for your poem. Take care and be slow.
To slow down, take God’s own time,
that would be the stuff of dreams,
but I’m afraid that in the life that’s mine
I’m a hamster on amphetamines,
spinning madly on my wheel,
gulping down my rodent-food
without taking time to feel
really bad or really good.
I want sometimes to step away,
waddle through the sawdust floor,
while away a leisure-day,
and then maybe rest some more,
but onward, onward, I must roll,
for the wheel has claimed my soul.
I like this.