Saturday, August 19, 2017

Humbled by Your Sovereign Ways

I worship you holder of the earth.
I seek to fill myself with the wisdom of your face.
You have humbled me by your sovereign ways.

There have been wars and unmentionables.
Job had his questions,
Yet you asked many more.

I worship you keeper of my trust.
I seek to depend not on my understanding 
By leaning into the invitations of your mystery.

You are Beloved as the day you spoke creation into being,
As the day of your birth,
Beloved as the day of your death.

I am surrounded by what is greater than any suffering,
Love that forgives what cannot be explained.
I worship you the source of all love,
Of all love, I praise.

Amen.

Jenneth Graser 




 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Space for Loving

You have always believed the best about me.
I have been cradled in faith from my birth.
Your emphasis is on what love can see.

Not on my own limitations
Or even on what I dream or envision.
When I learn to let go of what I want so badly,
My efforts drain out into your ability.

Comforter of broken passions,
Deliverer of sunken intention,
You have brought me into the space for loving.

You are weeding from me what hinders,
You sow in me what grows from faith alone.

It is better to believe and feel the blood flow through.
It is better to relinquish crusty longings.
It is better to throw off stale perspectives
To make room for what only love can do.

Jenneth Graser