Friday, July 14, 2006

St. Veronica


by alana sheldahl
(luke 8:43-48)
7-14-06



...He must be the holy one from God
for he brings healing
with is power
he is love...

I am unclean and alone
sick in this body with no hope
I have been sufferinng for twelve long years
impoverished in body and in soul
I heard Jesus comes this way
I heard he healed the blind, the lame
I cannot touch him but I see him through the crowd
the one we’ve waited for,
so full of love and power.

He must be the holy one from God
for he brings healing
with his power
he is love...
He must be the holy one from God
for he brings healing
with his power
he is love...


Now I am reaching out my hand
I touch his garment on the fringe
and that is all I dare as I am
tainted, unclean, and cast out
But then I feel his healing flow
my bleeding stops that very moment
and Jeus turned and said: “Who touched me?”
“There are many here who press against you.”
“No, I felt my power.”

I know he’s the Holy Son of God
for he has healed me
with his power
he is love!
I know he’s the Holy Son of God
for he has healed me
with his power
he is love!

I cannot hide here in the crowd
He said he felt his power go out
and I know he knows he healed me
so with trembling I fall down
I tell those gathered of my shame
and of this healing, of my faith
if I could only touch his garment
I’d be whole again
I’d waited for so long
for this day and

Jesus is the Holy Son of God
for he has healed me
with his power
he is love!
Jesus is the Holy Son of God
for he has healed me
with his power
he is love!

And he said “Your faith has made you well, my daughter, go in peace, my daughter go in peace.”
Jesus is the Holy Son of God
for he has healed me
with his power
he is love!

3 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful! Thanks, Alana.

BTW, I just have to tell you that I really love your blog. I put it on my blogroll, and visit often. Lots of breezy, interesting, and often hilarious thoughts, and I enjoy reading it.

God bless!

alana said...

Thank you, Karen. I have now bookmarked your blog, as well.

Mimi said...

Wonderful, Alana!