Psalm 14. John 11: 3-7, 14-15, 32-45
You could have stopped its happening –
Could have kept the pain and sorrow
Miles from the ones you loved, your friends.
This and more would have been nothing
To one with your boundless power,
But you approved the means to serve your end.
You did what was necessary,
Though it hurt your heart to see
And feel the suffering dealt from your hand.
And even knowing you’d soon provide
Their greater joy… for now, you cried.
I wipe my eyes and write and understand.