Always I wonder…
and I find it all too easy to reflect on the past
and wonder what might have been,
to mourn for what has been lost and
yearn for what might have been.
but to no avail.
I see my life has been shaped…
as a child by forces beyond my control
as I grew, by the expectations of others,
by parents, by school, by church and by culture,
but sadly, less by Your Spirit and I reflect
and yearn for what might have been.
Yet there is Hope…
for You make all things new,
even for me, and You set for me
a new path for my feet, and You
invite me to walk that path in the assurance
that Your way for me is Divinely Ordained.
And so, I journey…
learning that You do all things well,
not according to my timetable
or to my patterns or preferences,
but with the assurance that You go with me
and that my way is secured in You.
is to Life and thanks and praise,
and to Delight in You, that You might
bring to pass for me the desires of my heart,
those of which I dream, and those
of which I am barely conscious
And so, thank You…
I yield the throne of my life to You, and walk with confidence
that You, the Lord, of all Creation, of every Mystery,
draw me to Yourself, and to Fullness of Life in You
and to the completion of my life in You and with You.
Thank You. Amen.