Awe-Full

AWE-FULL

Great and holy God awe and reverence
fear and trembling
do not come easily to us for we are not

Old Testament Jews or Moses
or mystics
or sensitive enough. Forgive us

for slouching into Your presence
with little expectation
and less awe
than we would eagerly give a visiting dignitary. We need

neither Jehovah nor a buddy—
neither “the Great and Powerful Oz” nor “the man upstairs.” Help us
to want what we need . . .
You
God
and may the altar of our hearts
tremble with delight
at
Your visitation
amen.

~Frederick Ohler

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