Midnight Prayer

“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.” – Job 38:4

Safe and sound, guarded by angels,
before I sleep tonight, I pray for all,
whose sleep might be restless, as
the fire grows closer to this town.

Any sign other than a divine one,
would not be as reassuring to me;
the sacred name of the angel,
Rafael is given to this current fire.

Of natural origins (lightning strikes
according to the will of the Creator);
His designs transcend the understanding
of the limited human mind.

So, I find myself wondering,
what the purpose may be
for misfortune when it occurs,
in so many forms.

And, the only answer given,
is the whisper of the wind,
echoing the words of G-d,
who inspired Job with awe.