My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Life shines in the dark lens of your countenance.
When you hide your face, all die, and return to the earth.
Was it dust or grief, guilt or love that made you turn away?
A thousand years in your sight pass like yesterday;
three hours in but the blinking of your eye.
About Rosalind C Hughes
Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.