How can it be
When silence is deafening
In a world of noise
Yet loneliness unending.
Visible but unseen
Present but unknown
They say this story being written
Must mostly be walked alone.
When we’re called to live in community
But face trials that seclude
What a disorienting Christian dichotomy
Carrying a weight that very few knew.
Yet this path we travel alone
Has been traveled by One before
Unseen, misunderstood, and rejected
Our sorrow and pain he bore.
What may be unseen by many
Is fully seen by the One above
Although living in the presence of many
Fully known by the One whose name is Love.
This lonely road, though painful
Contains treasures along the way
Unable to be seen from the mountain top
Only to be seen in the darkness of the valley.
Maybe this is the path
Where the old self goes to die
Where we fall at the foot of the cross
And in Christ we learn to abide.
On this path where joy and sorrow meet
We may be lonely but never alone
On this journey from death to life
Unseen by many but to Christ fully known.
Press on, dear friend
When tears are many and the sorrows have grown
For each breath takes us one step closer
To our Savior leading us home.
One moment at a time,
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