“Father God, thank You that we don’t have to hide ANYTHING from You. We can find ourselves barely holding on, scarcely a breath left, ‘fately’ uncertain, and heavily downcast, but You precisely sent Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ, for all of this ‘inside.’ If we hide these things from You, Jesus is not kept in the loop, left forbid and not left Front and Center. Jesus is left ‘outside.’ Let us not keep You, Father God, from our ‘gone’ and ‘hind curtain, thus left bereft and as an outcast. Let us come out from ‘why hide?’ On a more personal note, turtles have always been one of my favorite animals, and it’s not lost on me that this is probably because turtles can hide inside their shell when it is unsafe. I’ve been hiding inside a shell for most of my life, ‘fately’ and heavily afraid to come out. I did come out eventually when it felt safe, but I was not prepared to go back into the shell of late with this recent quarantine. I must remind myself that I have gone back into the shell ONLY temporary. This quarantine is NOT permanent, at least not at this point. When Jesus rolled my stone away, He brought me out of my shell. Jesus does NOT intend to put me back in the tomb (shell) and roll the stone back. I will eventually come out of hiding. But while in this shell, what comfort to know that ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away’ (Revelation 21:4). I hope He comes with a VERY LARGE bucket for my tears when ‘the old order of things has passed away.’ 😉 Since I asked a lot of questions in this God Sonnet, I have another question for you: Don’t you think God is worthy of our every ‘cried?’ I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and ‘Inside’ Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in coming out of my shell [quarantine] very soon but, for now, my every ‘cried’ wiped away by Father God this daily leavened bread.”)

Why hide that you are barely holding on?

Why hide that you are scarcely a breath left?

It’s your hiding that keeps God from your “gone.”

It’s your hiding that leaves God left bereft.

Why hide that I am “fately” uncertain?

Why hide that I am heavily downcast?

It’s my hiding that keeps God ‘hind curtain.

It’s my hiding that leaves God my outcast.

“You’re right! Why hide? It only keeps ME hid,”

says Jesus. “It only leaves ME ‘outside.’

Keep ME in the loop, leave ME not forbid.

Keep ME Front and Center of your ‘inside.'”

Don’t we think God is worthy of our “cried?”

God wipes away every tear, so why hide?

picture at: https://blog.haleks.ca/content/images/2015/04/in-turtle-shell.jpg

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