Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:16-20
I Am With You Always
Some days the loneliness and isolation
are so much more than we can bear
we'd like to call you down from the clouds
and be wrapped in your arms once again.
Despite the terrors of day and night
we do hear your voice of comfort and concern
we remember the sound of your footsteps coming
across the water and down the lonely alleys.
In some moments we are still weak and silly
frightened of our own shadows and quaking in fear
there is often light even in our deepest gloom
and the echoes of your love still ring loud and clear.
We humans know we are seeded for destruction
our lives are short and quickly passing
make us strong vessels of love and laughter
so the world might resound with knowing you.
We frail humans are also bound for glory
above the grind of constant pain and remorse
we look up and see your feet and hope
ascending to join you in the heavenly home.
Make us stronger this day as we let you go
make our minds capture all the visions of love
make our feet steady on the roughest roads
and walk with us and we labor on.