Emmanuel

Lord, when I lost the eighth grade student council election thinking I was popular
(I wasn’t)
You were there

Lord, when I partied with the cool crowd thinking it would make me cool
(It didn’t)
You were there

Lord, when I rebelled against authority with a biting wit thinking I was clever
(I wasn’t)
You were there

Lord, when I got married and started a family thinking it showed the world my success
(It didn’t)
You were there

Lord, when I thought my anger made me a no-nonsense, tough love parent
(I wasn’t)
You were there

Lord, when I attended Mass and joined committees thinking it made me worthy of Your love
(It didn’t)
You were there

Lord, when I finally couldn’t fight myself anymore and asked for You to fill me
(You did)
You were there

Lord, when I struggled against my own pride and begged You to show Your mercy
(You did)
You were there

Lord, when I rode the roller coaster of fear and screamed out for You to love me
(You did)
You were there

Lord, when I was convinced I was seeking You but needed You to seek me
(You did)
You were there

Lord, from Your fullness I have received grace in place of grace
(Emmanuel)
God with me

6 thoughts on “Emmanuel

  1. Excellent Tim!

    Mt. 7: 7 “[7] Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.” …If ONLY we would shut our mouths long enough to give our ears a chance to hear; IF only.

    Continued Blessings
    Patrick

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