Like the freshest coolest water on a dry day,
And a place to shelter in the storm.
Like a smile on a day of troubled frowns,
A hand to lift us when we stumble.
Like a friend who spends all they have for us,
And a light when the day is darkest.
Like a welcome home on a long hard day,
One who believes in us when no one else does.
Like a place of safety in the startling chaos,
And a place to bring our wounds and pain.
Like a shot in the arm and a pat on the back,
A reason to take another step on life’s mountain.
Like a call to walk a different, eternal road,
A precious life laid down to bring us hope.