You Have Been Our Refuge


Lord, you have been our refuge

from one generation to another.

Before the mountains were brought forth,

or the land and the earth were born,

from age to age you are God.

You turn us back to dust, and say,

“Go back, O child of earth.”

For a thousand years in your sight

are like yesterday when it is past,

and like a watch in the night. (Psalm 90:1-4)

The years which seemed so long

in their days

have passed into time

speeding away.

Fragments of memories

float up like pieces

of old ships

broken on the rocks of life.

Still they carry their golden cargo.

Seen above: “Baptized into New Life” by Sheila M. Conner in the current ECVA exhibition, “Recognition & Return.”

Readings are from Streams of Mercy: a meditative commentary on the Bible by Ann Kristin Haldors Fontaine (used with permission of the author.)

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