The Contours of God’s Face

God turns off the light
so that you will learn
your way back
in other ways
than the faulty maps
and bad directions
that you’ve been given,
so that you will learn to trust
your senses
that have dulled
through false illumination,
so that you will feel the contours
of God’s face
rather than staring at it adoringly
from a distance.

1 Comment

  1. Gina Sutphin
    Jan 4, 2019

    Chris this is so beautiful. I keep coming back to it day after day. I’m in a writing group and sometimes we share other works that are inspiring us. I’ll be reading this to them at our next group. Thank you for this.

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