Creator of the immensity & mystery:
You created us in your image,
squinting, we see you in the mirror.
But we left your dream,
pursuing our own selfish,
You could not bear to see us suffer,
& you opened your covenantal arms.
We left and you called.
We returned and you embraced.
Still, we pursued idol-filled ways.
We confess again. We ask forgiveness.
And through our brother Jesus,
your image in which we are created,
is fresh again!
Our eyes turn again to that mirror,
squinting, we see you.
Turning toward our earthly neighbors,
we glimpse the same image of you.
Encourage us, lure us, tempt us to
fulfill your dream of expansive love
for the immensity & mystery.
based on Genesis 1:26-27, Judges 10:16, & Romans 8:29