Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Let Your God Love You


Here we are in the midst of AGMs, budget struggles, and trying to plan this year's Lenten series. Didn't we just journey to Bethlehem? How can we be facing Jerusalem so quickly? Time flies, we race from one meeting to the next, from one crisis to the next and wonder if what we are doing makes any difference at all. We empty ourselves of all the grace and love that God has given us and our own souls gasp for even a sip of life-giving water. We long to reach for the robe of Jesus' hem, if we could just find it in the crowded days of our lives. And so I offer this poem, shared by a colleague, that invites you to "Let Your God Love You". Blessings on your journey.

Let Your God Love You

Be silent.
Be still.
Alone.
Empty
Before your God.
Say nothing.
Ask nothing.
Be silent.
Be still.
Let your God look upon you.
That is all.
God knows.
God understands.
God loves you
With an enormous love,
And only wants
To look upon you
With that love.
Quiet.
Still.
Be.
Let your God—
Love you.
~ Edwina Gateley

Shalom,
Ivy

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