Friday, November 2, 2012

The Face of the Giver

The Face of the Giver

A thank you named
Recognizes the sacrifice of the gift.
There is joy in the seeing.

Thankfulness is an act of choosing grace
In the place we set our vision.
It is a simple candlelight to seek the gift
In the midst of pain, or deluge of blessing.
But it is the extravagant sun to seek the giver.

The face of the One where the gift is born
Is worthy of our gaze,
Worthy of gratitude.
The Giver is the one to whom
We lift our countenance,
Amazed that generosity has flowed freely
To the undeserving.

Carolynn J. Scully ©2012