Sonnet for Psalm 146

My Pastoral Ponderings

Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help.

Psalm 146:3

Sonnet for Psalm 146

Governments and rulers cannot save us,
So why do we keep on hoping they will?
Time turns their plans and promises to rust –
Their engines of progress all become still.
No earthly leader will last forever,
And their promised castles, all made of sand,
Are subject to whims of tide and weather –
They offer nothing on which hope can stand.
Blessed, instead, those whose hope is in God.
From every nation, all generations,
They travel the road all pilgrims have trod – 
The safe narrow way to our salvation.
Let us trust God, who keeps faith forever,
Whose care for us is beyond all measure.

As I continue to write a sonnet based one of the psalms each week, I now turn to Psalm 146, which offers a clear and powerful reminder…

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