Poem: “I Recognize You, Lord”


I Recognize You, Lorddating, marriage, love

When we walk together,
discussing scripture
as though we’re on
the Emmaus Road.

I recognize You
in the breaking of
communal bread
at communion,

family suppers,
and potluck dinners
when we talk of You
around the table.

Your peace, I recognize
within – and without
as trouble stirs
when I forgot to pray.

I recognize You, Lord,
in inspired songs and music,
in babies with arms upraised
in glowing faces, and in
worship overflowing with praise.

Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2016


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  • Guy McClung

    This is the hard one – to see Jesus, especially in those you can’t stand. Or in the mirror. Thanks for the pre-weekend uplift. Hope yours is a fullofwonder weekend. Guy