on the Eve of the Ascension
“they shall mount up with wings as eagles” — Isaiah 40:31
They told us we were surely doomed,
that we were going to die.
“You’re heading for a cliff!” they boomed —
— not knowing we can fly!
They told us just how wrong we were
and sundry other things.
In this we simply can’t concur
because we trust God’s wings.
So loving hearts will always soar
where judgment counsels fear.
We’ll fly with him whom we adore:
Love marks the Way that’s clear;
His Truth our light,
His Life our flight.
Come risen Lord, draw near.
Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG — May 16, 2007