Thursday, August 26, 2010

Longing to be a part of something larger than myself, I wrote this:

As a fire consumes a sacrifice and draws it to Your Throne;
Let my voice be lost in yours, O God, and my plans consumed by Your own.

Let the single raindrop of my life drown in Your river of Peace
And flow into Your sea of Grace for all Eternity.

May the simple note of praise I bring join Your Symphony;
Until, at last, my voice with Your’s makes perfect harmony.

May the single brushstroke I can be, be lost in Your Masterpiece.
I would that the strand of thread I am, in Your fabric never cease.

Take my temporal earthbound dreams; the things I think I know;
All my silly selfish schemes, I gladly let them go.

“Not my will but Thine be done,” this is my earnest plea
Not my name, but Your’s be praised. “Here am I, send me.”


Paul Nichols said...

Exceptional!! Who's going to write the music that goes with it? Real nice.

I came here on purpose to tell you I appreciate your blog. It's clean, God-honoring, interesting and fun. And then I get blessed with this good poem. Life is good.


Janell said...

Thanks, Paul! I like keeping tabs on you and your First Wife at your joint. I hope we can do lunch some day.

Jim said...

Hey Janell, these are "just wonderful" thoughts! What makes them really wonderful is that you mean every word you wote.