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The Goodness of the Lord

The Goodness of the Lord

The Goodness of the Lord 

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord (Psalm 27:13-14). 

Open my eyes, Lord, to your goodness.

I want to see love between neighbors

kindness to strangers

forgiveness after wrongdoing

reconciliation after heartbreak

rainbows shining through the storms. 


Open my eyes, Lord, to your goodness. 

I want to see the beauty of the Lord – 

sunrises announcing a new day

hummingbirds quenching thirst

sunflowers leaning towards the light

waves dancing on the shore

wind twirling the leaves. 


I want to see the present moment

as a gift

waiting and ready

opening before my eyes

to blazing glory

unending hope

a miracle

the goodness of the Lord. 



Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website, follow her work on Facebook, or sign up for her monthly newsletter.



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