God in the gaps

That still small voice

That sheer sound of silence

Not in the expected dramatic happenings

But in the unusual

In the gaps

In that thin moment after breathing out

Before breathing back in

In that whispery pause before the service begins

And the shuffling lull as it comes to an end

In the unexpected places

The un-spiritual zones

The surprising moments

The disorganized moments

The disruptive moments

In the shadowed nooks

In the dusty corners

In the cluttered places

The Monday mess

The Tuesday chores

The Wednesday work

And the Thursday thankless tasks

When everyone around is expecting something else

God arrives

In strange disguise

In the gaps.


By: Dave Hopwood, Area 52,

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