Sometimes

On the occasion of a graveside service, Spring 2020.

Sometimes the sea calls to us,
reaches out,
slips back,
calls out again,
never far away.

Sometimes love calls to us,
whispers to our hearts,
dances away with our spirits,
calls out again
never far away

Sometimes duty calls to us
sets our course
wounds our plans
calls out again
never far away

Sometimes music calls to us
delights our ears
fades into the mist
calls out again
never far away

Sometimes death calls to us
invites grief
carries away pain
calls out again
never far away

Always, God calls to us
sends a Comforter
holds our hearts
calls out again
never far away

Author: Jill Crainshaw

I am a professor at Wake Forest University School of Divinity and an ordained PCUSA minister.

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