Friday, December 23, 2016

The Sovereign Hand of Trial

I first read this poem when I was newly married. I understood its meaning but could not relate to the author's experience. I hoped I never would.

It has been four years since my last blog entry. At that time I had just finished my first semester of seminary and celebrated my fourth wedding anniversary. I was fully recovered from a significant personal trial that occurred a year earlier and made me take a year off between my undergrad and seminary. I had done extremely well that semester and would also the next. In my hubris, I did not expect to experience the truth of this poem again. . . and again.