Rispetto Poem: “Joy after the storm”

The Indigo Bunting is a small bird about the size of a sparrow. The Indigo spends summers in North America, and then migrates south to South America for the winter. The Indigo Bunting migrates by night, using the stars to navigate.

Lay Christian author, Polly Valentine, shares a Rispetto poem of HOPE, inspired by the little Indigo Bunting.

Indigo Bunting, Photograph by NCL Photography (Website) (Twitter)

“Joy after the storm”

For His Indigo, His love is unbidden,

Giving starlight by which His Indigo doth fly.

If in storm-tossed skies the starlight is hidden,

Through the cyclone He hears His Indigo’s cry.

Storms come, storms go, for the little Indigo.

Yet after each storm is hope’s bright afterglow.

Thus after each rain, the Indigo doth sing.

Yes, after each rain, His Indigo doth sing.

Have you ever felt as though you were a tiny, wind-tossed bird caught in a storm? Never lose hope. The Lord hears your cry. The rain won’t last forever, and you will once again find reason to sing.

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