While in God's Grip!
Our Uniting God
In this strange but wonderful union of people
that we call America,
Black, gold, white and red
are closely woven tapestries
That cannot be separated by pain
nor undone by joy.
each seeking their own truth,
Pours out division in their daily lives,
and beckons sweetness,
but leaves barely at
times the bitter remnant of peace.
Not so is it with God,
who embraces all
Affirming both the creation and Creator
as all loving –
And salvation as natural to both the shed blood and a broken body,
as God unites us to one another
and the Creator.
In the unfolding of God's greatest purpose for each of us,
I find my Lord giving to me the breath of life,
while always providing tears to wash over me,
joy that uplifts me,
and love that completely fills me.
YOU are loved, and YOU have a right to be here!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.