Come Now To Find Us – Ted Loder
Come Now to Find Us
O God of such truth as sweeps away all lies,
of such grace as shrivels all excuses,
come now to find us
for we have lost our selves
in a shuffle of disguises
and the rattle of empty words.
Let your Spirit move mercifully
to recreate us from
the chaos of our lives.
We have been careless
of our days,
We withdraw in arrogance,
hide in timidity,
disappear in fear
rather than reaching out in hope,
engaging in humility,
risking in faith.
We are busy in self-seeking
lax in self-awareness.
We seek the comfort of belonging,
shun the cost of responsibility.
We are long on easy generalities,
short on hard specifics.
Our prayer is the change, O God,
not out of despair of self
but for love of you,
and for the selves we long to become
before we simply waste away.
Let your mercy move in and through us now,
freeing us to love honestly,
enabling us to trust bravely,
reuniting us to live joyfully,
and claiming us for the audacious revolution
of Christ and your kingdom.