Grace and Mercy

Photo by James Xue

Photo by James Xue

why did You write me prayers
why did You write me love

i did not deserve the sacrifice
from which i was made

because of which
i breathe

why did You write me songs?
why did You paint me with color?

have we not understood that what You created
is not worthy of Your breath?

i am not worthy
of Your self-sacrificing breath

i breathe in air and my lungs grow
heavy and full of life

my lungs are full of Your life
my lungs are full of Your light

has it not been told from the beginning—
what You have created? 1

Notes:

  1. Isaiah 40:21-23