Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gifts Within the Gift

This gift You've given, Father
Crafted by Your love.
Valued beyond measure
Sent from Heaven above.

Wrapped in chords of mercy,
Sealed by precious blood.
Waiting to be taken
Asking naught but love.

When this gift is opened
With trembling heart and hand,
We find our gifts within the gift
The ones we can return.

They come uniquely fashioned
for service, not for fame.
When given back, with humble heart,
Bring glory to His Name.


linking to Emily's imperfect prose today

Blessings,
Linda

picture: my crown of thorns plant - reminding me of the cost

8 comments:

Brian Miller said...

given to us that we might give back...nice linda..

S. Etole said...

always enjoy your poems ...

B. Meandering said...

Your poems flow so well, linda--you truly have a gift. This is beautiful and your plant is also.
I've not seen one before.
If you go to my post you'll see an anique quilt the grandmother who made it would be over 100 if she was still alive.

Anonymous said...

ooohh i like this poem...
and the plant as well.
the whole thing against that white wall...so
beautiful.

Connie Arnold said...

Lovely, Linda! I'm glad to find your post today.

emily wierenga said...

for service, not for fame...

linda, you are such a servant, and your words are gifts. do you know how you encourage me, always? through your posts and your comments? i love you.

Prairie Chick said...

>>We find our gifts within the gift
The ones we can return. They come uniquely fashioned for service, not for fame. When given back, with humble heart, Bring glory to His Name.<<

Beautiful. I am trying to "find my way" in slowly exercising the gift of fellowship in this medium once again. Looking for balance and health to not have to cut myself off completely from the encouragement and blessing that hearing words like these provides.

Joybird said...

We find our gifts within the gift.

I really like this, Linda, and I just have to send it to my friend who leads a ministry dedicated to identifying our gifts. She'll love it.