We go into the depths as we hold our breath
Knowing that the deeper we go
The harder it gets
Gasping for air
We tend to forget
Who or what are we struggling for?
Deeper into the darkness we go
Our feet heavy
They tread unsteadily
But we continue on
Because we know that with every new dawn
There is new day
And with every day
We wake up and pray
Thanking God for not only life and breath
But to also believe
And as we believe we also speak
So speak truth and speak light
Never letting go of the reason we fight
The reason you wake at the dawn of every new day
Is by the grace of His mercies
And so we pray "Lord, give us this day"
As we long for His yearnings
To be more than hearts beating and mouths speaking
But to be witnesses of His love
Living out our callings from above
Though we tread into the darkness
We remember where our heart is
For we are "persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed"
And we live on despite our maladies and unthinkable realities
Because we have this burning desire
We seek and aspire
To be His children, His witnesses, His people blessed by His forgiveness
We share His love because we are His descendants.
"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of s despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; stuck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death works in us, but life in you. But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, 'I believed, therefore I spoke', knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you."
- 2 Corinthians 4:7-14