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I See You – a poem by Heather Richards

Written by:

Heather Richards, Goodmaker & Operations Director

Branches Mission Lab

 

 

I see you.

You show up.

Even if it takes every fiber to gather and rise.

You do good, hard work.

It’s for your team, your community.

 

I see you.

Behind screens and zoom calls, 

I notice the tears shed for those whom you’re called to love, serve, and advocate for but cannot physically be near right now.

I know every fear, entertained or not, that you’ve had as you face the unknown for your team and the future of your organization.

I’ve also heard your praises when you found a way when you thought there was none.

 

I see you.

You show up.

Even if it takes every fiber to gather and rise.

You do good, hard work.

It’s for your team, your community, your family.

 

I see you.

I notice you getting that umteenth snack today when it seems like just seconds ago you prepared the last.

I count every hair pulled from your head caused by schooling from home.

I hear the laughter from memories you are creating in this new normal.

I relish the look in your eyes when you just want to stop time and pause, to drink everything in to savor and remember the moment during this no-rush, slowed-down season.

 

I see you.

You Show up.

Even if it takes every fiber to gather and rise.

You do good, hard work.

It’s for your team, your community, your family, for Me.

 

I see you.

You, [insert your name], are known.

You are mine.

I chose you before the creation of the world. (Eph. 1:3)

My promises never fail. (Psalm 136)

I will never leave you, nor forsake you. (Deut. 31:6)

No matter what freedom you feel is taken from you, stand firm in Christ’s freedom which is secure and eternal. (Gal 5)

Through my Holy Spirit are endless spiritual blessings that are accessible at all times(Eph 1:3)

I fill you with peace and joy as you trust in me, and you overflow with hope onto the people around you, near or distanced (Rom 15:13)

Surrounded by a culture of fear, shame and no shortage of opinion, remind yourself that you will not be conformed by the patterns of the world,

I am the one who conducts the art of transforming you by renewing your mind! (Romans 12:2)

With each moment, I give you what you need to show up. (Matt. 6:11)

I feed every fiber of faith in you to gather and rise

To do good, hard work.

For your team, your community, your family, for me…

With me.

You, [your name] are not alone.

 

I see you.

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