Emptiness unplanned

We cried,
“How long, O Lord, how long
will we be made to wait, and swallow jagged shards
of that unchristened chalice
of whose warm wine we never took a taste
and all we drank was emptiness unplanned?”

And he replied,
“Until you learn the song
that only sorrow sings, of how my soul regards
your ev’ry wound, and malice
has no place in my design, but all is paced
to come with double blessings in my hand.”

A man who writes poetry and proclaims God, priceless indeed. Praying that someday - someday soon - I will see Him come with double blessings in hand. Thanks to John Piper for encouraging me to dream today.