“Where Art Thou, Lord?”
(By Jenny Watt)
The Midweek Musing for the 29th July was the opportunity for people to write their own in the form of a psalm or reflection. Jenny Watt has kindly given permission for her Musing to be published this week.
I have said a last farewell to my father, my mother, my brother, my sister, my husband.
You have been there for me throughout my life, a rock on which to lean, a backdrop of
joy and peace, a giver of friends and love.
You did not desert me, Lord, but I have deserted You.
Yet sometimes I see you. I see you in the garden, in the bewildering beauty of the flowers,
the jewel-like butterflies, the quiet happiness of birds. I see you in the meadows and
hedgerows, in the grandeur of the mountains, the mystery of the seas.
I see you in the sunrise and the sunset, the pattern of clouds by day, the magical splendour of
stars at night.
Sometimes I hear you, Lord, in the sound of gentle music, in the waves rippling on the beach,
the wind rustling the grasses.
I am aware of you in the deeds of others, kindness shown, generosity, thoughtfulness, sacrifice.
How can I not be certain?
I am aware of you when I see my beloved family and willingly receive the love and joy
they share with me.
Why is it then, that I still say…
“Where art Thou, Lord?”