August 11, 2001


dear Lord God

there was a time I felt I knew

was certain of

why You placed me here

and I rejoiced to do Your will

to please You was my joy

and to teach Your people

was my life


dear Lord God

that time is no more

I am at sea

lost and with no direction

my compass spins

no star is seen

my course is no longer sure

and I feel about to sink

beneath the waves

those very waves once that buoyed me


dear Lord God

I know

there can be no direction apart from You

Lord stay my compass

that whatever course I find

be found on only You


There Was a Time I Felt I Knew
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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