There is nothing

and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked, and said, “ There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.” (‭I Kings‬ ‭18‬:‭43‬)


The building has imploded
The bridge has buckled
The floods have done their thing
The fire has licked up the dust
There is nothing.

People’s promises proved untrustworthy
The well meaning preacher’s principles are unreliable
The mask of others have been exposed
Past experience seems irrelevant
There is nothing.

The emotions have numbed
The will has fluttered
The heart see two roads ahead, doubt,
The mind cries out
“There is nothing”.

Times lapses
God is slow
The trapeze artist hovers in the air between release and catch
There is nothing.

Courage for another look
Cloud as a man’s hand
The seventh time…long time
Lifts up the head from between the knees
There is something.


And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. (‭II Kings‬ ‭5‬:‭13-15‬)


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