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Born again

We stand in the dark.

His head on my shoulder, chest to chest we sway without sound.

Steps away, floating up, in. We hear it:

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound…

His voice, deep, steady, slightly wandering off key.


And his voice, high, tender, slightly trailing behind.


This duet I’ve never heard before.

(Can I sear it into my memory forever?)

I listen, I hear. I breathe, I receive.

And it is amazing – this Grace – that finds us and keeps us and covers us.

He and I dance to the truth sung by husband, father… son, brother.

Little room, wide open spaces.

Simple prayers whispered in the holiest of moments –

Hold us, Lord. Help us.

Find us here.

(And move us.)


  • Reply Nessa 22 September 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Catching up and to say the least – I am blown away. The work you guys are doing. The overwhelming need for the help you are offering. Then these beautiful words.
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