who found us wandering;
waiting in wilderness
for holy redemption,
has more experience
than we might imagine
with exiles and their liberation.
It is God’s metier-
God’s foremost task to offer
to a people whose appetites
run toward destruction and desertion.
This tale of exodus and longing
that is ours in Scripture
surely points to something greater
than a timeline to be honoured
or the thin veneer of doctrine.
It points to truth – but not the bare arrangement
of facts agreed upon – unprovable –
truth that only our imagination
July 14, 2010 – J.R. Lackie