Her miracle

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
         But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs
         under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

                  —Mark 7.28

She lived outside the circle
of what he thought was holy.
         But within the circle of her heart
         her Beloved waited.

The blessing he knew of
was wrapped and small,
         but the grace she trusted
         was boundless.

He knew of a table neatly kept
for the chosen alone,
         but she found feast
         in the merest crumbs, uncontained.

He lived in his people’s fear
of outsiders until
         she showed him
         none are outside.

He was the one paralyzed,
         she, trusting infinite goodness,
         who set him free.

Her love unfolding
before his eyes
         opened his,
         and unfolded his love.

He, the Lord and savior
needed her to bless his blindness:
         “Be opened!” so that he was ready
         for all that was asked of him.

The gates she opened,
grace for the outcast,
         can never be moved now,
         never be shut.
Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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