I do not believe in chaos!
No, rather, innumerable variables,
interdependent, interacting, interweaving,
in myriad unravellable intricacies.
Too complex for statistical calculation.
Wind speed, air pressure, temperature, humidity,
mass, weight, density …
Not just today,
but across the globe,
across the universe.
this leaf falls to the ground now;
that branch sways to that degree …
this butterfly is swept in that direction,
but overarching all these variables and consequences,
with intrinsic resurrection.
Year on year,
the cycle progresses.
Autumnal glory and fruitfulness;
winter hibernation and a long resting;
spring resurrection in thrusting shoots;
summer fecundity in exuberance,
leading to a renewal of autumnal harvest.
and, unseen, immeasurable,
under-girding it all,
but infinite predictability
known in its fullness
only in the mind we call God.
By permission of Rev Ros Murphy