We thrive in the midst of cracks that life sends our way
For when it is truly dark, our light still remains
To see us through the hard times, the sad times and the pain
As we allow God to further grow us into the beauty that He’s made.
Just as a child comes into the world, often starting with a cry
It is often our struggles that truly make us thrive
For when we are pushed beyond what it is that we desire
It’s then that what’s within us starts truly turning into a fire.
One that ignites justice
One that brings warmth
One that allows others to gather and to be close
One that provides a source to guide us along the way
One that reminds us that our light has something to say
One that speaks louder when so much may seem dark
One that draws us to singing around the glory of its sparks
For as the fire grows, we see the cracks for what they are
They are there to let us know that God is never far
The light that’s within was never meant to be kept small
For we are meant to BE LOVE in the darkness most of all.
By Rachel Basden © 2021