Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

God, you have made me and you know me.
I am empty and find myself in darkness so dark
that I am overwhelmed by its density.
I use to run to worship you, often leading the way.
Now, I am void of words or feelings;
my memory of you seems vague.
You alone know the thoughts that assault my mind.
You alone know my anxious ways.
You alone know the demands that haunt me unceasingly.
My body aches in ways I have never known before.
God, where are you in all this?
You said that you would not leave me,
yet I feel abandoned and exposed.
Rescue me from me.
Quick, God, I can’t wait.
Send your Spirit to my rescue, in the name of love.

~by Juanita Campbell Rasmus

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