Thanks Be to God

For what am I thankful?

How about, that I am.

Yes, I am here,

A creature, one among others,

Willed into existence by the God of All,

Who constantly calls me to know Him.

I am free, in other words.

 

Yes, I am free,

Free to be free of God,

If I so choose.

There it is again, scary freedom,

Free to be ignorant of the One Who calls,

The One Who loves.

He calls through His creation,

Look at Me!

I Am Truth.

I Am Beauty.

I Am Love.

 

His call proclaims me not one among others,

But His “one and only”,

To be not only being,

But, exceedingly, blessed.

He says, be, by faith, and “Amen”, My Son.

Reign, as priest, and prophet, and King.

 

For what am I thankful?

I am thankful that I am grateful.

With my eyes, I have seen,

And with my heart, I have said, “Amen”.

I answer “Amen”

With my every heartbeat,

With my every breath.

With all the moments of my life,

I call to my God, my “Amen”.

 

I am son, caught up in Triune Being.

He wears my “Yes”, as eternal glory.

He is,

And I am all thanksgiving.

 

copyright 2014 Joann Nelander