Lo! (Scenes from a Coffee Shop)

Lo! Look:
the sun bathes the parking lot in red,
easing us into the night with its best colors.

Lo! Look:
a father laughs with his toddler
while a nurse caffeinates for the night shift.

Lo! Look:
a lover on the phone discreetly wipes a tear
trying to keep her world in order.

Lo! Look:
barstools and tables stand in disarray
from a full day of conversations, meetings, solitudes.

Lo! Look:
the coffee grinder drowns out the silence
of a student writing against a deadline.

Lo! Look:
the ordinariness of the space
does not disguise the beauty of Your daily blessings.


on Jeremiah 4:24, “I looked and lo!”

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