Dear God

Dear God, I write to You,
The One I’ve been neglecting.
I could not live without Your love,
Yet it seems I keep rejecting.
I cannot come to understand
Why I run away,
For every hour of my life
With You I want to stay.
I’ve missed the times we used to share
To get to know each other.
You taught me how to live my life
And told me how You’ve suffered.
The pain You’ve felt within Your hands
Was a life You’ve sacrificed.
To show Your love for me was true,
You’ve willing paid the price.
I wish there were a way for me
To give You back the love.
It seems the harder I try to give,
It’s simply not enough.
As long as I’m within this world,
I’ll love You through and through
And pray that when the world is gone,
That I will live with You.

1989 Written by Gail Brookshire
(published in Flight, Spring ’95, page 14)
(by the grace of God)