We cannot see you
and yet in so many ways we have seen you,
We cannot touch you
but we have experienced and felt you.
You have been in the full moon
and the early morning mist,
the bright blue sky
and the cool night air
after a scorching day.
You are the rock
that anchors us in uncertain times,
You are the hope
that keeps us going on a road with few signposts,
You are the presence
when we feel disoriented and estranged.
You are the compassion
that knits us even to strangers,
You are the justice
that tugs at our complacency,
You are the joy
that unexpectedly overwhelms us,
You are the love
that banishes all fear.
We praise you for revealing yourself to us
in all these ways -
and for Christ, your full revelation.
~ Suellen Shay
Thresholds: A Book of Prayers, 2011