For Ecuador and for Japan

God is in the bee and the monarch,
but God is not in the earthquake.

God is in the rescuers
sifting through Pedernales debris,
digging through Kumamoto mudslides,
but God is not in the earthquake.

God is in the child saved
under the hotel,
the car hanging from the broken road
the aid sent, the dogs searching,
and the quirky salvation of social media,
but — not in Ecuador, not in Japan,
not in Christchurch, not in Haiti —
is God in the earthquake.

God is in the prayers of the world
for you, our friends,
for God is never in the winds
of hurricane, tsunami,
tornado, storm,
never in wild fires or war fires.

God walks today
where earthquake has been.
God walks with broken heart
and still small voice.

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2 Responses to For Ecuador and for Japan

  1. Titia Bozuwa says:

    That is soooo beautiful, Maren. Thank you.

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