Jan 26, 2016, 03:40 PM

Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live." And the LORD said, "Do you do well to be angry?" - Jonah 4:3,4

Wound in Gods mercy I sat beneath the shade Of his surprising blessing At peace with all he made. But worm and wind unwound In sickness unto death Stripping me to the ground Begging for my last breath. God queries my quarrel With compassionate questions— Rhetorically leading me, to the moral Defeated in Grace's suggestions. And now on a hill, hung up in alienation I see how God’s mercy makes for reconciliation.

(c) Randy Edwards artwork: from The Story of the Bible by Charles Foster (Illustrations by F.B. Schell and others

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