Father. Framed in black and white,
your smile captures the light on a broken window pane.
Father. Bag in hand, other hand open. Lifted high.
Seeds for others to eat, light – laced seed,
feeding the world’s forgotten things.
Father. There is a gate at the opposite end of the yard, it is open.
Is there space for me to slip in?
Let’s talk over by the body of water that resembles a pool.
Draw near. Our faces wrinkled in the water’s gaze.
We look the same.
Our reflection in water’s grace, smile at the sameness of our eyes.
Father. Framed by light. Squint my eyes and you fade into the dark shadows.
Correct my sight and you fill the scene.
Bathed in the fires flame.
Hands open Wide.
I enter the gate at the bottom of the yard. Tired.
You hear the steel, it’s different from most who enter.
Smile. You turn, it’s me. I’m home.
Forget all else, you turn because it’s me.
Your eyes filled with my broken need.
I’m coming home to you.
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As a daughter of Israel, Yehudit has always loved and trusted in Yahweh, the God of her people. But personal tragedy and the threat of a mighty enemy pose challenges to her faith. God is with her and will use her in her weakness to deliver an entire nation from evil. Accompany Yehudit on her journey from being a young girl defeated by tragedy to becoming a mighty warrior. Along the way, you will discover how the same God who strengthened her can heal your own wounds and shape your destiny.