What kind of darkness..., Part 2

Some sat in darkness and deepest gloom,
    imprisoned in iron chains of misery.

Ps. 107:10

Let the oppressed go free,
    and remove the chains that bind people...
Remove the heavy yoke of oppression.
Is. 58:6b, 9

...Help those in trouble.
Then your light will shine out from the darkness,
    and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.

 The Lord will guide you continually,
    giving you water when you are dry
    and restoring your strength.

Is. 58:10b, 11

Is this what You mean Lord?
I thought it might be about something systemic
Perhaps related to sexuality
And the "bonds broken" happening through education

But sitting there beside him
In his darkness
And later pondering
I realized...
This is good
You want hope for him
And maybe this is what You mean
When You talk about removing the chains that bind people
And the heavy yoke of oppression

I sensed You guiding that day
Guiding the prayers, the tears, the words
And maybe this is what You mean
When You say my light will shine out from the darkness
And that You will guide me continually

Guide Lord, lead
Shine into his darkness
Make his darkness into light
Restore hope and strength to his bones once again

This is the view from where I sat, the view out the loft window. He was to my left. Previously others were sitting there too, in that chair, and others nearby, sharing that sacred space and time, lifting prayers.

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