He entered our lives at a time
when we needed
to see God's love
to feel His touch
to know He heard and cared.
An ordinary Grandfatherly man,
the outer covering for a heart like His
listening to my fears
speaking words of comfort and wisdom
wrapping me in a warm embrace.
Called to minister to others
the years slipped quietly by
the telephone ringing one afternoon
that gentle voice from the past
running back to those out-stretched arms.
My contribution to One Stop Poetry.