A Journey of Faith
A poem from our own Darla Bailey. A variation on it was used in this week's greeting.
God, I have seen you hungry – But, Lord, I have never been without food; and yet, I have ached from within for the answers to the questions that go unanswered, I have ached for serenity, courage and wisdom. God, I have seen you thirsty – But, Lord, I have never been without water; and yet, I have wanted to quench my yearning for rest and refreshing news of guaranteed peace for the future. God, I have seen you naked – But, Lord, I have never been without clothes to cover my body; and yet, I have felt vulnerable and exposed. I have wanted to wrap up in a garment of comfort and compassion. God, I have seen you in prison – But Lord, I have never spent even a day behind bars; and yet, I have yearned for freedom to express myself as I am. To be able to break from the shackles and demands and pressures. God, I have seen you as you have been hungry, thirsty, homeless and imprisoned. And, yes, Lord, I have seen my own self – my own needs. May I see you as my fellow sojourner – traveling the journey of faith along side me. Darla A Bailey 3/1990