XXXIX. What God is this, who e’er ignores my pleas

“Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” Mt 6:8-9

What God is this, who e’er ignores my pleas

Each time I beg for trinkets I must own?

What God, I say, who drops me to my knees

To teach me I’m not God, but ash and bone?

What God, who offers comfort when I’m pained

Yet sets a harsh road Godward I’d not choose?

Who, as a man, no life of pleasure feigned

But offered cross with joy? Can this be ruse?

What God would die in agony awash,

So I could know at death He’s by my side?

Would let me suffer, greater ills to quash?

To draw my faith, His hand would sometimes hide?

A God, I say, who in love seeks my good

More than my pleasure: as a Father would.


About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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