We Who Are Alive

by Paul Hooker

We Who Are Alive
1 Thessalonians 4:17; Mark 11:13
We who are alive
wait for fig trees to bear fruit.
Not yet time for figs.
Temples not torn down
wait still for their rebuilding.
Three days is not long.
No sign of rain, but 
clouds of possibility
gather in the east.
Therefore encourage
one another with these words.
It is time for figs.