You Are The One
Like a swimmer going under I cling to my ways
I gasp for breath and fight the weight pulling me down
My power and my strength have produced my life
If I kick, splash, and struggle I will overcome!
While all the time you are the one…
The one who gives me the breath I breathe
The one who offers hope in my flailing about
The one who hems me in,
The one who holds me close and whispers, “I am here.”
Even the ability to turn breath into tone, syllable, and meaning
…as the word “Help” comes to my lips…
is from you.
Without you I am lost
Without you I struggle in vain
Without you I am hopeless
Without you I will not survive.
And yet I believe you are the one…
So come and breathe into my life
Bring hope into my tired existence
Go before me as you have done before
Speak truth, with your gentle voice, anew
I calm my life and float in your love
Knowing you are the one who holds me up
The one who gives me breath
The one who saves my life
You are the one…
Submitted by Steve Fawver
For further reflection, today we’re reading John 18:28-36 in our community lenten reader.