You are so extravagant, God!

Throwing Your truth and grace out into the world

like a carefree farmer sowing life’s seeds

with no concern for where they may fall.


We are so grateful,

because we may never have heard Your word,

we may never have received your love

if it could only be found in the ‘proper’ places;

in neat rows of carefully tilled hearts,

in the securely-fenced fields of respectability.


So, we praise You that You sow wayward seed,

and that it found a place in our hearts

where life could grow and transform our barrenness into fruitfulness

our wilderness into garden.