No waiting for you
You were here long before me
I see you created space for me to come
Rest by your water and listen for your voice
Always welcoming me.
Thank you for softening my steps in the snow
For slowing me down long enough to ponder the
Grace you are offering;
It is as if you love me.
Perhaps you knew I would arrive this morning
Cold and desperate to breathe in your air
To hold the sights and sounds of you near my heart
Snow covering the trees, my faithful companions.
This is the prayer I offer – this very spot of life
God’s creative love poured out in the fog
Lingering above the river
Tree limbs bend in dance to touch the rising steam
Birds laughing for the joy of Presence.
More than my words will ever say
Deeper than my soul can see
Stronger than my heart can beat.
Be at Peace
Know that God is near.
Holy One, who knows us better than we know ourselves:
…thank you for this gift.