A Picture of Faith

A poetic retelling of the message from Matthew 15:21-28


Do you know? Do you care?
Have you forgotten where you came from? Are you listening to me?
Is there anybody out there? Is there anyone who cares?
Is there someone who will listen? Is there someone who can help me?

You are the one I’m turning to. You are the one I need.
You are the only one who can help me. Please give me what I need!
Do you have time for me? Do you want to help?
Can you give me what I need? Do you care at all?

Everyone is against me. I have nowhere to turn.
There is no one I can count on. You are what I need.
I’ve been left alone and I’m all by myself.
I need someone to help me. I can’t deal with this on my own.

I am unclean. Nobody comes near me.
But I will seek you out, because you are my last hope.
I call out to you. I cry with every breath.
I pour myself out to you. Please hear me.

Are you listening to me? Do you hear what I’m saying?
I need you so much. Please help me.
Don’t listen to those around you. Please listen to me instead.
I will not be silent. I need you to hear me.

I know they aren’t like you. I know that you care.
There’s no way you don’t hear me. Your ears aren’t closed to my cries.
I know I’m not like you but I’m worth your time.
I know I’m not one of your people but I need you now.

I don’t deserve what you have, but I think you want to give it.
I know that you love me like you love everyone else.
I put my faith in you. You are who I turn to.
I put my trust in you. Only you can help me.

You have fed the multitudes with very little food.
You have stilled the storm just by raising your hand.
You have raised the dead, and you have made the blind see.
I know you have the power to save me.

I’m not going to quit. I’m making the choice to grow.
I have no other path. I have to have faith in you.
It is love that drives me and it is love that moves you.
I don’t deserve the love you give, but I know that you love me.

You have given me victory. You have healed your child.
You have done what I need.



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