Without the walls and windows
we’ve known and counted on
to host our fellowship,
will I see you much?
Will we find new places
to continue navigating
one another’s personalities
for the betterment of our hearts
and our character?
I want my children to know you well –
how funny you are, how clever,
how imperfect and important.
I want my children to know your children
better than most, in an inside way.
You are my people!
I know the Lord will have us neighbors,
talking and building
But that’s long off,
and a lot of earth and time to travel
without seeing you much
and knowing you well,
and sharing the rocky funny holy view
with siblings who see it too.
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:19