Christ came to me one morning
Shining brilliantly in the sunrise,
Walking on water towards shore.
I ran to Him
To offer my support
To bring Him safely to land.
I realized He did not need my help
Though innocent and full-hearted I sought to give it.
I stood before Him,
Naked in my imperfections,
Soiled with sin,
And harboring greedy thoughts.
Eyes cast down, I dared not look up
At Christ’s radiant face
Knowing myself quite unworthy of His gaze.
How I long now
To meet Christ again
And look deeply into His eyes
Teeming with grace and suffering and love,
Accepting of my blind spots and misdeeds
Trusting that I will redeem my blackened bits
And make ripe the fruits of my life’s course.
Longingly, I wish to enter those depths
Where I can stand bare
In all who I am
And who I am not,
And receive compassion
From Dear Christ’s eyes.
I thirst! I thirst!
Let me be flooded
In the baptism of Your tears,
Awoken, refreshed, with new strength pouring through my veins
To offer service to Thy Will,
Forgetting nary a one of my brothers on earth.
May I be cleansed by Your gaze,
Purified, radiant with Hope, Courage, and Love!
May my eyes meet Thine,
And may blessing arise!