Wednesday Riff: Understanding

Thank you, Lord, that you understand,
That you have lived this life,
Known sweat, tears, frustration and sadness,
Known wonder, laughter, satisfaction and joy.
You are not a God who has remained distant,
But one who has walked in this dust,
Felt the heat and cold of the world,
Warming and chilling your bones.

Thank you, Lord, that you understand,

You are a God who knows what it is to be human,
Having lived through childhood and teenage years,
Having worked and lived in oppressive times,
Having been misunderstood and celebrated,
Knowing what it is to have enough and to be empty,
Knowing love and loss, hate and rejection.

Thank you, Lord, that you understand,

That you are one who can help us,
Having drawn close, and knowing the ways of life,
Knowing us better than we know ourselves,
Understanding when we trip up yet again,
Saying and doing the wrong things,
The harmful things, the ridiculous things,

Thank you, Lord, that you understand,

And can help us.
So we take a moment now to come to you,
And offer all that we areā€¦ (pause)
In your precious name,

Hebrews 4 vv 14-16

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