Faith is a Glass Window

A poem from the view of a buffeting world

Paul Gallagher
Dec 4, 2019 · 2 min read

Faith is a glass window
welcoming light
to penetrate its film
but cupping the rain
to bead in Newton’s form,
blunting the wind,
with its partisan gusts of “let me in”.

Faith is a thing, not the Hand that shaped it,
an object fit for purpose —
opening what it must
and closing the weed-grown path;
intact through chaos, disorder,
banishing the insistent gales,
and attractive intruders.

Faith leaves evidence
of a reddened stain,
colored to refract the past,
while reflecting hope.

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12, KJV)

When I’m not writing, I’m reading other writing. When I’m not reading, I’m thinking about writing… I’d say that makes me a writer. (Subscribe to my newsletter and I’ll send you my words and thoughts.)

Photo of woman near a window by Alex Ronsdorf on Unsplash; windows in ceiling by Matthew T Rader on Unsplash.

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