Tangles of Life
The life path has never been a straight line
from point A to point B
every since we left the garden.
As we travel on blithely exercising our free will
the lines of our lives get balled up like twine.
Only God can get the knots out,
make sense of the mess.
Sometimes he painstakingly
undoes the twist and turns,
other times he must cut out
the tangled places,
tie the lose ends back together.
Yet, he has chosen to make us
free creatures not automatons.
He has called us friends not slaves.
It makes the relationship
that much sweeter,
our trust that much deeper,
as we learn to trust God’s
guidance and seek his wisdom
as we walk forward into
our unknown future.
Ecphrasis from photograph by Reza Moslehi