Why is my heart filled with sadness?
Why do the tears fill my eyes?
I’m blessed, and so thankful
Your love and mercies consume me
But this world is full of so much sorrow
Not just in my own little space, but far beyond.
I try not to be sad when I hear of the senseless killings
And all the crimes big and small
That daily affect some that I know
And some that I’ll never know
My life goes on, filled with joys and disappointments
Laughter and tears will come and go
Like a see saw…ups and downs
I feel for others who are hurting
I want to get off the see saw, close my eyes,
And let your light illuminate my closed eyelids
But I will stay until you call my name
And say it’s time to go home.
I will not fear the madness that surrounds
I will rest in the knowledge of your love.