Made for Praise

the path I walk near our neighborhood   

                  The morning too quiet for sleep
                  You woke me up,
                  Birdsong filling the air,
                     Your Word filling my spirit.

The only sounds—your creation—
Awakened to the new day.
“He’s here! It’s begun!  Wake up!
As your creation, we too praise you,
We cannot do anything else.
Made by you, made for you,
Like the tall trees surrounding,
Towering over us, we lift our hearts,
Our arms, our branches, as your trees planted
By the Living Water.
Father, we come to drink of you.
Fountain of life, spill over,
wash clean, refresh,
Quench our thirst today.
We are awake
To walk
And wonder
And welcome you.
Psalm 1

1 “Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.”

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One thought on “Made for Praise

  1. Oh, that is such a beautiful poem! Reminds me of my walk, hiking rather, with my husband through lush land filled with tall trees. Being under its canopy as we trailed through was just well, at times to me breath-taking.

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