Whose voice thunders in creation,
and whispers in the breeze,
You call to all You have made
that all living creatures
might draw close to Your waters
for sustenance and refreshment.
Surprisingly we find
You calling our names,
and shaking us from our antipathy and sloth
You lead us to enthrone You in our lives
that Your presence strengthens
and blesses Your people with peace.
who has formed us,
know our failings and flaws.
Preferring the easy road,
we hide from Your burning presence
afraid that You might
take us in directions
that will ask more of us
than we believe we can offer.
Valuing our own skills and expertise,
those that You call to our attention
for the gifts they offer
or the needs
to which they ask us to address.
God of glory,
in Your love
You call us from the corners
we hide in,
that in Your eyes we are precious
and while we may struggle to believe,
You forgive us all we have failed to be and do.
May the hope You inspire within us,
lead us from the waters of life
that have threatened to overwhelm us
to the blazing path
Christ lays before us.