Poem: “All You have Given Me”

All You Have Given Me

I love You, Lord.
You embrace me
In our communion
Of Eucharist.

I believe in Your love
For the sinner.
I am that sinner.
You come to me.

I am empty and poor,
Yet, You make
My poverty Your paradise.
Here I bring to You
All You have given me.

Behold Your streaming waters
Tumbling over my rocky ground.
Your light penetrates my depths.
The caverns of my heart
Yield their darkness
To You, O Holy Sun!

Sit here beside me in silence,
As praise becomes
An uncontainable river within me.
Flow from my humble abode
To water Your thirsting world without.

Delight, O Lord,
At the crashing thunder,
As majestic waves rise before You,
In a crescendo of thanksgiving.
They pound down upon the shore
Of my unworthiness.
They ebb and flow
And gather strength,
As I remember Your Mercies.
All You have given me,
I give now with gratitude.

Eagles dance in the aireagles
Above our heads,
Clasping claws holding fast,
Spinning in wedded bliss,
Their flight a symbol
Of our Holy Love.

Joann Nelander

Joann Nelander is a wife, a mother, a Sinai nurse, an artist and writer of poems, prayers, and books (available on Amazon.) She turns to the camera lens for moments the eye can savor, shared at photo-jo.smugmug.com. Her primary blog  is lionessblog.com.