In a moment it becomes clear –
all the deals you made
the attempts to suffer enough
to make up for what you had to do
the need you had to suffer
the thought that it would be rewarded
that you would ‘make it’ someday to the promised land
flowing with milk and honey
and when it doesn’t come
you wonder what else you could have done?
What deal you forgot to make?
is not our magic genie
granting wishes for good behavior
giving cookies for deeds completed
sniper shooting us as we step from the bus at our desired location.
There are no deals to be made.
There are no favors we must earn.
There are no hoops we must jump through.
God is God.
God’s ways are not our ways.
God is always good.
We are always the beloved.
Grace is always ours.
Love is what we have.
Forever and always.
There is always enough.