Does the sun still shine?
[Hold on, let me go stand outside.]
Do the tides still sway?
[I’d have to put my toes in the ocean.]
Does joy still bubble in laughter?
[When’s the last time you told me a joke, God?]
Does Hercules still saunter on the horizon at night?
[Let me go diving for Leviathan while I’m at it.]
Do the robins still rise early?
[I try to ignore them.]
Am I not still God?
When you are anxious, is my power diminished?
[Of course not, LORD, only my faith.]
When your way is unclear, does that mean I too am lost?
[I can’t really speak for you, God, but probably not.]
So tell me again, does the sun still shine?
[You know it does, O LORD.]
on John 11:7-9