Do You Need Me?
by James Dillet Freeman
Do you need ME?
I AM there.
You cannot see ME; yet, I AM the light you see by.
You cannot hear ME; yet, I speak through your voice.
You cannot feel ME; yet, I AM the power at work in your hands….
I AM at work, though you do not understand MY ways,
I AM at work, though you do not recognize MY works,
I AM not strange visions,
I AM not strange mysteries, only in absolute stillness…
Can you know ME - as I AM - and then,
But as a feeling….and as faith.
Yet, I AM there.
Yet, I hear.
Yet, I answer.
When you need ME, I AM there.
Even if you deny ME, I AM there.
Even when you feel most alone,
I AM there.
Even in your fears, I AM there,
Even in your pain, I AM there.
I AM there when you pray… I AM there when you do not pray.
I AM in you, and you are in ME,
Only in your mind can you feel separate from ME,
For only in your mind are the 'Mists' of 'yours' and 'mine',
Yet only with your mind can you know ME, and experience ME.
EMPTY YOUR HEART OF EMPTY FEARS,
When you get yourself out of the way,
I AM THERE!!!!!
You can of yourself do nothing, but I can do all,
….. For I AM in all……
Though you may not see the good, good is there, for I AM there.
I AM there because I have to be, because I AM.
Only in ME does the world have meaning; only out of ME does the world take form; only because of ME, does the world go forward.
I AM the law on which the movement of the stars and the growth
Of living cells are founded.
I AM THE LOVE that is the law's fulfilling.
I AM ASSURANCE.
I AM PEACE.
I AM ONENESS.
I AM the law that you can live by,
I AM the love that you can cling to.
I AM your assurance.
I AM your peace.
I AM one with you.
BECAUSE I AM!!!!
Though your faith in ME is unsure, MY faith in you never waivers, because I know you, because I love you.
Beloved, I AM there.
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. - Exodus 3:14