a little bit of something.

I wrote the third draft or so of this during church on Sunday (sorry, Bill); this is the final version (for now):

I came to meet God today
I came to hear the voice that spoke the stars into space
the voice that was Word, Word that was flesh
flesh that is body and blood broken for us
bread and wine for the long road ahead
and I will taste and see that the Lord is good

I came to meet God today
and angels caught me unaware
as they went dancing up and down the stairs
hung in between heaven and earth
they taught me their one-song glory
and told to me the old, old story
of eternity invading time
of a kingdom coming for you, for me
for in the six days of nine to five
I stand a little less alive
like the silver cord that will one day break
(for dust we are, to dust we will return)
but today the Lord said let there be light
we are raised to life like a dry bone army
only to have the Spirit set us aflame

I came to meet God with His blood on my hands
but before this Judge I don’t fear to stand
because these stains are my safety and my alibi
so I raise them up rejoicing like a flag flown high in a hostile country
they are the marks of my longing for my true fatherland
I just came here to get a glimpse
to hear its song, to taste its riches

I came to meet God today
and at first I didn’t recognize Him because
He looked an awful lot like you
for we too are His body
broken and poured out like a drink offering
but raised up again to life and seated in Him in the heavens
sorry, ms. rowling, we are the real
order of the phoenix–and we don’t need spells
we are the children of the Deeper Magic before the dawn of time

I came to meet God today
and He left His kiss on my lips
and His name on my hands
(and in those days, he said, one will
write on her hands, “i am the Lord’s”)

I came to meet God
and He did not disappoint

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