River

         Aware that power had gone forth from him,
         Jesus turned about in the crowd and said,
         “Who touched my clothes?”

               —Mark 5.30

His power was available for anyone,
rich or poor, privileged or despised,
the power of healing, the power of life,
to be requested or stolen,
without his even knowing.
A river of grace flowing through him,
it was free,
and he was free in the giving of it.

I would be like this, Giving One,
to walk with the power of your grace
waiting in me, at the ready for anyone,
flowing through me,
free,
that I myself could be truly, powerfully
free.

   —June 29, 2018