Distant sounds

Jesus, Lord, we wonder
at the miracle of creation,
at God’s children, balancing joy
on their fingertips.

Hold us as we hear their stories,
from another place, another voice –
those distant sounds that grow louder
in our heart as we listen, closely.

Lead us out to meet you, Lord,
in the beauty of your people,
in the power of their stories,
in their lives,
as they touch and change ours.

May your generous Spirit transform us,
in the richness of our listening,
in the brightness of the moment,
in the sharing,
in the loving,
in the wonder.