Promise in the midst of battle

When the dark clouds canopy the land,
when thunder and lightning chisel the sky,
when flying missiles terrorize the young and the old,
“Look up to the yonder hills,” said King David,
“from where my help comes.”
David remembered the divine promise, so he sang:
“The Lord is my Shepherd…even though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You
are with me, Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”
He has anointed the leaders and the soldiers with oil.
“Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow you,
all the days of your life.”
Yes, the one who gave the promise will stand by it
and carry it through with victory and honour
to the precious and united people and leaders of Ukraine.

Shobha Mitra,
Merritt, BC