As The Deer

I need you,

O God of my life,

like the deer needs a quiet stream,

like the coquina clam needs the salty surf,

like the fine bone china cup needs tea to hold,

like the child needs a lap for snuggling,

like the soul needs music to dance.

I need you

for joy and for purpose.

I need you for rest and renewal;

I need you if I’m going to find grace of self

and if I’m going to dare to grow in community.

I need you for waking and awakening,

and for delighting.

I need you

to breathe

and I need you

to die. O God of my life,

take my need and make me yours.

Psalm 42:1

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