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The Giving of Isaac

amywink October 12th, 2017

The Giving of Isaac

This bright and beautiful
gift you hold so precious,
this surprising future
born of laughter
the child of your
greatest desire
and privileged age,
after your slave Hagar
bore the burden of his care
gave him life at her breast
who bore the anger of Sarah
and her own children
and then was sent away
into her unknown
future yet also
out of slavery.

Give
all of this
privilege willingly.

Trust
something more
will return.

Have faith in the asking.

Have faith in the giving

You will recognize
what returns from this gift

in the joy
in the laughter
in the peace.