Water and the Word: Showing Up

December 17, 2019

I will make rivers flow on barren heights,

    and springs within the valleys.

I will turn the desert into pools of water,

    and the parched ground into springs.

(Isaiah 41:18)


“The church’s mission,”

he told me,

“is to discern where God

is already at work

in the world,

and then to report for duty.”


Mission has beckoned from earth’s four corners;

water as God’s force no longer gives

life and health freely. How can we share what

we’re given so that everyone lives?


Show us the web, Lord, of our connection;

teach us to value gifts that all bring.

Covenant people bringing together

resources garnered makes Your heart sing.


Give us the courage, give us the wisdom,

to be your hands and to be your feet.

Give us compassion, give us the love to

see Christ reflect in each face we meet.


People are waiting, wond’ring and watching:

Who will remember? Who’ll be our grace?

We are an answer, we’ve felt the calling.

With God’s empow’ring, we’re mission’s face.


© 2019 Todd Jenkins


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