Saturday, December 6, 2008

Ephphatha (Be Opened)

Ephphatha (Be Opened)

To the birds outside your window
To the river floating by
To the fact you're God's beloved
Be opened, precious child.

To the ones around you, broken
To the chained, who long to fly
To those regretting words unspoken
Be opened, precious child

Be opened to the fullness
Be opened to the Word
Be opened to your story
Be opened, child, be heard

To the beauty of each moment
To this wondrous gift of life
To all creation, singing praises
Be opened, precious child

Be opened to the fullness
Be opened to the Word
Be opened to your story
Be opened, child, be heard

Because when ordinary becomes divine
Miracles come from open minds
Revealing ears and tongues and eyes
We never knew we had

Be opened to the fullness
Be opened to the Word
Be opened to your story
Be opened, child, be heard

To the song within each person
To a faith found deep inside
To a willing, trusting spirit
Be opened, precious child

Be opened to the fullness
Be opened to the Word
Be opened to your story
Be opened, child, be heard

1 comment:

  1. I serve a Deaf congregation. How refreshing that being open is not just about hearing but about being heard and about opening all the senses! thank you! ~~~emily+

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