Our needs grow beyond self
As the soul searches for a way,
The heart nearly breaking
Reaches out for help
Tears and anguish
Often inner turmoil,
Love grasped, then lost
Comfort so fragile, collapses in a heap
Sometimes in quiet, lonely desperation,
Longing and yeaning just worn out!
A woman finally bows to the Way
A man humbles himself in quiet, simple prayer,
After stumbling and mumbling along
As a small child in tears
Life in this world simply too overwhelming,
Like a flood that nearly covers
Or flames of fire ready to consume.
The God of Sovereignty watches
Lord of Mercy listens fully
Even the One who sees the end from the beginning,
He always reaches out in compassion
“Knows what we are made of”
And “remembers we are but dust”;
Messiah feels the pain and suffering that washes about
The constant torment of humanity.
Long ago He stepped from His Throne
To embrace His Cross for us,
To “swallow death for all time”;
His hands are more than able
Power ready to raise a man from the thick mud
Authority to free a woman from an impossible snare.
Human needs of every kind the reason
An earthly catalyst, a gracious push
The Shepherd’s eternal mercy with kindness in action
Intimate revelation given of personal worth in His sight,
Each precious one
No child ever forgotten.