When I laid the earth's foundation
|In chaos, Job decried the Lord
In turmoil, he felt ignored.
Complaints had he - a lengthy list
God answered him, though not as wished
"You need not understand to trust
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Sacrifice your wish to know
as Winter does its softened snow
My Son I'll send you all, to save,
'til then, go forward to your grave
For when I lay the bricks of earth,
a world of beauty did I birth
But also one of war, and pain
forever since the time of Cain
Without My heart, without My grace
a future you could never face."
So chastened, Job abandoned pleas
and fell, persisting, to his knees.
"God, I fear I could not say
what life would be without Your sway."
"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand." - Job 38:4
Written with prompts bolded in grape: GOD/JESUS, CHAOS, TURMOIL, SACRIFICE/SACRIFICES, SAVE/SAVED for "The Lighthouse Poetry Contests" ;
20 lines, 120 words