A mighty fortress, Luther found
and celebrated with his art:
With us – refuge – the refrain,
this immanence is understood
to press upon us in our need.
“Be still and know that I am God”
our fear destroyed; morning dawns,
where nothing matters but Shalom.
The exultation that is ours
shared by the world whose kingdoms fall.
This is our fate, should we so choose,
to walk in God’s triumphant shade –
the triumph, not of arms, or men,
whose limits bring destruction’s curse.
A mighty fortress, not of stone,
but forged of everlasting love.
July 17, 2010 – J.R. Lackie