This Is Not a Test

(Psalm 121:1-2)


It isn’t that the help

Comes from the hills

But that it comes

From God

It might come from the

Hills, or it might come

From the valley

Or the desert or the

Outskirts of the city or

Fallow farmland


It might come from Rahab

Or from Zipporah

Or from Ruth

It might come from

All expected places

Or from surprises,


Balaam’s donkey


Don’t box in the help

From God

There’s no container,


Let it flow like Micah

And all salient prophecy


Trust, now that’s the

Hard part

When there is no formula

Beyond a prayer

Or looking up in hope


C L Couch



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Girona, Spain