Friday, October 4, 2013

Let It Be Done For You

When he had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment. Mathew 8:5-13

Let It Be

There is that moment
diving right in the surf
salt water touching every nerve
alive and trembling a rebirth
as we surface again.

Resistance and fighting
only lead to failure
riding the current letting go
to the waves and the pull
we are tossed on dry sand again.

Underwater overtaken giving in
we are remade resilient and sleek
giving us the silky sense of possibility
the childlike buoyancy of hope
a renewed hear for love.

Let it be as you shiver in the sun
let go to this place where life began
seek the water of life be baptized
fully immersed in love and forgiveness
we surface gasping with joy.

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