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,

our loves,

our gifts,

our chances.

 

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.

Amen.

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About Nick Gill

orphan-poet-adoptee-soldier-prodigal-servant-husband- counselor-desperate seeker after my Father's face "I feel my body weakened by the years as people turn to gods of cruel design. Is it that they fear the pain of death, or is it that they fear the joy of life?" - Toad the Wet Sprocket

Posted on 18 November, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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