We all like to be noticed, O God,
from our earliest cries of “look at me!”
to the cautious search for acknowledgement
from someone special;
from the longing for a witness to our life
to our weak grasp for a hand to hold as we die.
And perhaps the greatest miracle of all,
is that you notice and you pay attention;
You really see us, take note of us,
watch us and acknowledge us.
What are we really, that you should pay us any mind?
And yet, you bear witness to each simple life.
And so God, we praise you
for the unfathomable, mysterious and infinitely gracious gift
of being noticed.