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Your timeless womb

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5; NLT).

God created human beings in his own image (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

How short is life! (Job 14:1; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

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From the day we leave
Your timeless womb,
Lord God,

To start our finite lives
On this,
Your earth,

Each moment
Brings us closer
To our death,

When we return,
To merge again
With you.

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You’re beside us

The Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me (Psalm 16:8; NLT).

There is […] one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).

The Lord is near (Philippians 4:5; NIV).

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You’re beside us,
And within us, all the time, Lord,
And when we die
Our spirits merge with yours;

So we’re never far from you,
Or those we’ve lost, Lord,
But very near, forever,
Just like you.

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I wait for you

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

For God alone my soul waits in silence (Psalm 62:1; ESV).

The Lord must wait for you to come to him (Isaiah 30:18; NLT).

 

Lord,
If I wait silently for you
Each day,
And you wait silently
For me,
Then we will surely meet
And merge –
In silence.

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I contemplate

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15; NLT).

God speaks again and again, though people do not recognise it (Job 33:14; NLT).

He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love (Romans 5:5; NLT).

You also are complete through your union with Christ (Colossians 2:10; NLT).

 

Lord,
I contemplate
Your unseen face;

Listen
For your silent voice;

Experience
Your holy love,

And merge my soul
With yours.

 

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Death and life

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5; NLT).

Lord,
At death, I’ll leave behind
My flesh and bones,

But my spirit will return
To you who gave it,

Merging with
Your oceanic love,

From which you brought me,
Long ago, to birth.

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