|Blackwater Falls, WV|
THE ORDER OF THINGS
Here I am again, Lord
on my knees
I thought I could handle it,
make the right decision without You
just this once. It seemed so easy,
so simple a choice
and again, I’m amiss.
Why didn’t I seek Your wisdom, Lord –
Eternal, holy wisdom
which You’re only too pleased to impart?
Didn’t I know that You created it all?
It was Your plan, Your power
that formed everything there is
out of the chaotic emptiness that was.
that makes moment flow into moment,
that cycles water from air to land to air,
that pulls the waves into the shore
and thrusts them back upon the sea.
Yours is the order that provides precious air
for man and animal and plant alike
The order that ties brother to brother
and You to me –
it all exist because of Your hand.
And yet Your Word, Your Will, I did not seek.
So now I’m here in humility, on my knees
awaiting Your command.
Grant me understanding, GOD.
Bring to life Your Word
in my heart and mind.
Place Your Word on my tongue
and grow in me the desire
to follow You all of my days
every step of the way
to my journey’s end.