Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A question

I Wonder

You know, Lord, how I serve You
With great emotional fervor
in the limelight
You know how eagerly I speak for You
at a women’s club.
You know how I shine when I promote
a fellowship group.
You know my genuine enthusiasm
at a Bible study.
But how would I react, I wonder,
If You pointed to a basin of water
And asked me to wash the calloused feet
Of a bent and wrinkled old woman,
Day after day,
Month after month,
In a room where nobody saw
And nobody knew.
–Ruth Harms Calkin
I read this poem by Ruth Calkin over twenty years ago and
it still strikes a chord with me whenever I see it. It reminds me
that the point isn't what other people see or know.

It is always about Jesus--
following him in the way he asks and shows me. 

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