Promises made between a G-d and His people
The barren shall grow with expectation
pregnant with possibility
a living seed where once there was only human desert
To others Hagar’s son thirsts
unsure if water can be found
But again the L-rd speaks
changing drought to living spring
and a nation drinks in heaven's promise as thirst is quenched
An egg warms beneath the hen’s wing
and so male sons mature beneath the life-giving light
They laugh and wonder
how is it Sarah’s womb once closed
now harvests the child of her dreams
Surely the Creator has heard
as she promises all her son’s days to G-d
And beneath a bush of desolation
another mother finds water to drink
the fountain that now flows through her growing child
Together we are these same children
hungry to know the Eternal
to feel the mystery and the wonder in our own loins
As there grows promise and joy
A hope we have built our nation upon
and a river that ebbs through our numerous veins
There are times we too sit beneath a dry bush
begging to be quenched of the inner hunger
Others giving life to the miracle of being
Bursting with possibility
singing with the eternal
The path we walk
and the road we choose
By Tad Campbell
Holiness and faith are the rewards:
In doing lies the seed of one's becoming.
Given what the faithless life affords,
How could one not revel in the running?
Holy days are opportunities,
Open doors to being who one would.
Longing to be touched by grace, one sees
Yet one more chance to choose the unchanged good.
Do not think that faith is ever certain:
All one's life, like love, it comes and goes.
Yet one can always stand before the curtain,
Singing for one's soul the prayers one knows.
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