Almighty God,

I have known fear and I have known comfort

And here, in this moment

My eyes are wide open

My heart is wide open

With each step, my heart pounds

And I can feel my lips stretching into a smile

The sounds of the sea are all around

And the sounds of children




You are here

And everywhere

Between me and this miracle

In my heart

In the winged ones above us

And in the spray of the sea that cools my face

This journey has been so long

I have been so tired

And I have been so afraid

But here, in this moment

Between the certainty of death and loss

And the wonder of an open way ahead that seems to go on forever

Between the sea and the sea

Here I am

And here You are

You are a gift

I can see with my feet on this muddy earth

With the tips of my fingers

Tracing wet lines through the walls of water that hold me in

Hold me up

Hold me close to You

You are here

Inside me

Pulling me to safety

To Your side

One mud-soaked step at a time.

haggadah Section: -- Exodus Story
Source: Original