Rivers Of Peace

Bring the rivers of Your peace, O Lord.
Let them burst their banks and overflow,
Flood the barren, desert lands
Where nothing grows.

Bring the rainfall of Your mercy, Lord.
Let it pour, come pelting down
On drought dead plains
Where sin abounds.

Bring the oceans of Your love, O Lord.
Let their waves break deep and wide
Over castles built on sand,
Where men have died.

by Janet Mary Zylstra

Comments (2)

I'm speaking allegorically, about the force of God's forgiveness, in spite of all the grotty things we do. It starts off with repentance and has nothing to do with our human idea of peace. Read John 16: 33 for more info.
consistent use of water imagery... soothing.... but dosen't the river of peace also wage war, attaining its ends through destruction; through breaking, pelting, dissolving?