The very first time I saw the ocean
It was darkest night under one street light
Everything looked black and white
Black the ocean and the sand
White the frothy kissed shoreline waves
The unknown to me not a bit scary.
Without fear I waded in awed by what pounded in my ears
This awesome majestic power I couldn’t see
Until someone came wading after me
Laughing at my clear child like joy
Under that one street light we paused
So I could see again what could not really be seen.
The world seems much like the beach that night
Darkness everywhere not one small circle of light
Has evil covered us blocking out what’s right?
I am not joyful there is no glee
This time no one comes to rescue the innocent
The good guys are bad and the bad ones are worse.
Then from a distance moving this way
One tiny flicker from one simple flame
My eyes latch onto it for it whispers my name
Then that light jumps and there are two
The light keeps dividing and I wade out to join
The world can’t go down as long as one flame burns on.
Abba it’s not necessary for me to know
What You’re doing whether I understand or not
You’re the Light my soul hasn’t forgot
The hope for this darkening world
Rests in each of us surrendering all
So Your light can shine in darkest night.