May you gather up everything that you cling to
as if your life depends on it…
Your reputation, your energy,
Your business skills, your beauty,
your contrary nature.
Your fear and your skepticism
and your greed.
Your desires that have turned into
Those things you hide from others,
And those things you judge others by.
May you gather up these things –
that holds you back from being free…
Your caution that someone may do you wrong.
Your concern that you may get it wrong.
Your haunting fear that God may be wrong.
And in a defiant, courageous, child-like act,
May you fling them all aside –
And run to Jesus
And walk with Jesus to the Cross.
And then wait in death’s dark tomb.
Wait in death’s dark tomb.
Wait…for Resurrection to break in.