I See You

hiker standing before dark rain clouds

I see You in the downpour of rain,
I see You in the flashes of lightning,
I see You in the harsh blizzard,
I see You in the dark storm clouds,
I see You in storms, for storms always followed me, and those storms led me to You.

I hear You in the blizzard’s harsh winds,
I hear You in the thunder of dark storms,
I hear You in the wind moving through soft fields,
I hear You in wind chimes on warm summer nights,
I hear You in nature, for in nature I’ve always found You reaching out to me.
 
I feel You as I walk barefoot in the grass,
I feel You as I wrap myself in the tallit,
I feel You as I walk through the woods,
I feel You as I sit in front of a warm campfire,
I feel You in the little slivers of Holiness that surround us.
 
You surround me as I softly weep,
You surround me as I read the Torah,
You surround me as I pray,
You surround me as I write,
You surround me as I move throughout my day.
 
You embraced me as I grieved in my youth,
You embraced me as I sat in utter and total agony wondering, why do they hate me?
You embraced me as I lost the innocence of my youth,
You embraced me as I said the Sh'ma,
You embraced me because You love me.
 
I see You, I hear You, I feel You, You surround me, You embrace me.
 
Blessed are You, Sovereign of all whose will it is that we, Israel, may behold throughout our lives, if we so choose to open our eyes, Your holiness throughout every second of our lives!
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