Creative Work

In the Desert

Richard Lawton

Life is a desert at times.
Violence, illness, tragedy,
unemployment, abandoned children,
divorce, misuse of sex—
Life makes no sense.

Yet you have given us Jesus.
We know, through him, that you are with us,
giving us life,
making sense in an otherwise senseless world,
loving us when we feel unloved.
You are magnificent! Thank you, God.

—from devozine (July/August 2014). Copyright © 2014 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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