Water and the Word: Gift and Receipt

Gift and Receipt

I give and want to be sure I receive;

 

not a second thought given to why

I think it must always work this way.

 

We operate in a transactional culture,

expecting take to be balanced by gift,

ledgered and spreadsheeted to the hilt.

 

A right-in-front-of-your-face secret

of God’s economy and family dynamic

is the ebb and flow of immeasurables

like mercy, love, hope, and forgiveness.

 

When we’re on a mission from God,

paying attention to life’s abundance

feeds our awareness of the grace

that washes over us every day,

piling receipts all over the place.

 

© 2018 Todd Jenkins

 

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

for his steadfast love lasts forever. (Psalm 106:1)

 

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