What You Have: A Prayer-Poem for the Season of Epiphany
Below is a prayer-poem I wrote for the season of Epiphany, which is all about SEEING. This could certainly be used at any time in the church calendar when temperatures cool and snow falls…
What You Have
It’s hard to know what you have.
the field behind my home
is fertile and open
an expanse of grass and hay.
every now and then I’ll see a dog out for a walk
or a cat lazing about
or a few friends playing catch.
And then it snows.
by midmorning there are ski tracks
and deer tracks and boot prints
and paw prints galore
and brightly colored feathers by the birdfeeder too.
there are snow angels added
and snow tunnels
Who would have guessed that field is a crossroads where all God’s creatures come to play?
Who would have guessed one could miss so much
for lack of snow
for lack of attention
for lack of seeing what you have? AMEN.
© Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen, 2016