Ashes to Ashes
In the midst of all that has been lost,
I journey to the wilderness for 40 days
reflecting, mourning, and waiting;
sitting in the ashes of what was
longing only for what will be.
I don’t want the wilderness,
Not while the smoke is rising from the ashes of
lies told, lives lost, and a nation divided.
the wilderness calls,
Make me your home
your place of solitude
Find yourself in the ashes of
grief, regret, and repentance.
Rise with me,
out of the ashes
in sure and certain hope of
grace, mercy, and peace.