I Am Here
I am here.
I am here Lord.
I have come to the edge of all I know.
I feel your love gathering beneath my wings.
I breathe in the safety of your shelter building strength for my journey.
Soon I will be lifted and released into the heart of your Grace.
for you have called my name.
I am yours Lord…
I am yours.
Rev. Stephanie Rutt, 2005
I wrote this poem around the time of my ordination into interfaith ministry. I had long known I belonged to God. I had sensed his Unseen Hand on my life for as long as I could remember. I had known him, beyond understanding, in the silence that followed those sacred practices recorded across faith traditions. But, having found him everywhere, I could no longer choose one faith tradition. So, when I discovered something called “interfaith ministry,” I literally thought I had died and gone to heaven! Simply, I was Home.