I wash the waters over me

praying they will be holy water

and act as your great grace

to cleanse me and take from me my sin,

my humanity.

I am desperate to purify my soul

Feet and hands bare and submerged

I pray hard

to the only God with power to forgive

and power to remove my shame

the water from my eyes

now falls

to the water at my feet

and sadness reigns

the world shakes with grief

 

BUT TODAY IS THE DAY OF HIS GRACE

 

so up out of these waters – out of my drowning I come

to kiss the Son in grateful, loving submission