Your light

         I said, "I have labored in vain,
                  I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity....”
         Yet the Holy One says,
         “I will give you as a light to the nations.”

                           —Isaiah 49.4, 6

God, I am nothing.
         I am your Beloved, your delight.

I am empty, and there is nothing in me
         but your light.

Your light does not fail;
         it simply shines.

I am not commanded;
         I am given.

I have no power,
         and it is great.

In all your children,
         your light.