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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