Eternal Welcome and Embrace,
You spoke and said: before you were formed in your mother’s womb,
I knew you.
As we gather for this Conference, we are each a gift to the other,
created in your image, most precious in your sight.
Liberate us from the confines of our hearts and minds.
Call us to come out from the secure tombs of our making,
that we might step into the terrifying freedom of your resurrection love.
May we hear your word to us:
this is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him.
Listen to him.
Just listen to him.
© Naomi Cooke (2016)