Seeing God

I haven’t seen you yet, God.
I have called and searched
And asked and knocked
And waited
Patiently or at least
For a long time
With my fists clenched
And my spirit all screwed up
As my inner eyes scan the horizon
For your salvation
Favour, anointing, healing, presence.
Lord, I have bit my nails
And grit my teeth
And waited
More or less patiently
For the Lord.

And I haven’t seen you yet.

Lord, I have looked at the kids playing
Laughing, growing, holding hands
But I have not seen you yet.

Lord, I have seen the little flowers
Bursting through the pavement cracks
But I have not seen you yet.

Lord, I have seen lives restored,
Friendships forming, enemies reconciling
But I have not seen you yet.

Lord, I have walked faithfully
With the sound of nothing but a whisper to guide me
But I have not seen you yet.

Lord, I have sat with the homeless,
Packed food parcels, sent cards and left shopping outside
But I have not seen you yet.

Lord, will you open my eyes
to discern what it is that I am looking at.

Lord, will you open my eyes
to hills full of flaming every day signs
that you are at work.

Lord, will you open my eyes
to the least of these.

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