And Then God Revealed

When God comes to us
let husbands and wives be apart
so they will be ready.

When God comes to us
let the mountain be bordered off
so no one rushes up
to find the heights.

When God comes to us
let it be in a desert:
Not where we come from
and not where we will be,
but where it is no one’s country
and no one’s true home.

When God comes to us
let it be black fire
on white fire,
the light of absence on absence.

When God comes to us
let the emptiness have its space
and let it be filled with the memory we allow ourselves
and the hope we allow ourselves
that is like the hope you could see in the void
when the universe began.

In that space
in that emptiness
in that quiet
let us invite God.