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Thank God for this great work,
that the Mighty One within you
has come this far,
that together you have grown so,
that journeying through this landscape
you have changed it
and for the better.
You have left behind treasures still uncovered
and wounds already forgiven.
Even in your failures and missteps
you have scattered gifts and blessings.
You have dug a deep well and drawn
from within a mystery from beyond.
Your river has given life, polished stones,
sheltered beings unseen, carried travelers.
The seeds you've sown, the birth you've given,
the bridges you have built you will not know,
and those coming after will wonder.
But the One who smiles upon you,
walks beside you and breathes within you
looks up and says with confidence,
“Yes, now let's go on.”