Tuesday, May 03, 2011
After the Fire
Clarence Holbrook Carter, 1904-2000
Columbus Museum of Art
When our vines have all burned
And our cattle have fled
And our savings are smoke in the air,
Then it's time we returned,
That our hearts quickly sped
To the LORD whose compassion's still there.
For the depth of our loss
And the sting of our pain
And the grief that we barely can bear,
In the light of the cross
Where Christ's death was our gain,
Are as nothing. They cannot compare.
Though our dreams may all burn,
Still the spring will return.
God is good. He will hear our pained prayer.
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
--Psalm 147:3, ESV
My thanks to Magpie Tales for the image. For more people's thoughts on this painting, click the link.