When Cicadas Sing

In the quiet of the dawn
When cicadas start to sing
And our children are still dreaming
And the mockingbird takes wing

Then comes the Savior calling
Come away and rest with me
Find the strength to face the day
And in troubles you will see

That the battle is not won
By great power or good plans
But when each day begins with prayer 
Then God’s grace will make you stand!

And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: 
for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
Mark 6:31 KJV

When Cicadas Start to Sing
by Peter Caligiuri © 2023
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7 thoughts on “When Cicadas Sing

  1. As a fellow early morning person, I love it, Pastor Pete! Your poem reminds me of a passage from Jeremiah 9:23-24. (I’m paraphrasing) The wise shouldn’t boast of their wisdom. The strong shouldn’t brag about their strength. The rich shouldn’t tout their riches. Rather, our boast should be that we know and understand the Lord who delights in those who seek him wholeheartedly. Blessings to you, my friend!

    • Thanks for reading and commenting. Yes! We are the early birders among my WordPress friends. I am done for the day now and ready for a morning walk. It’s time to turn off the web and tune in to God and my web-footed friends at the pond. Have a blessed weekend!

    • When learning Portuguese one of my Brazilian friends used to say that the key was, “Conversa, conversa, conversa!” I am sure that learning from God is the same. Learning His language is a two-way conversation!

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