Why does God do what He does?
We often believe ourselves trampled, beat and worn by the things that happen, but what if these trials have the effect of a spring storm on dead grass?
The idea for this poem came from the video, “The Wall: Hopeless Situation” by Jon Jorgenson and the Anima Series. Many of the alliterations used were created by him and appeared in the video.
The Storm Before the Calm
By Caroline Meek
Black dawn and fallen suns find revival,
And so a trial is made a triumph.
Muddled shouts and menacing calls turn loving and instructive,
And so a mess is made a message.
Those beat down and trampled are lifted on golden wings,
And so victims are made victorious.
The impossible riddle is opened for all to see,
And so a test is made a testimony.
The calm cannot be known in full
Without first a storm to strengthen its impact.
Zechariah 10:1 - "Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone."