Tuesday, October 5, 2010

High position

“The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position” (James 1:9).

in danger of foreclosure,
dependant on hand-me-downs
and the government’s forced charity—
only a sliver of hope
keeps despair at bay.
The Sunday morning
pastoral prayer includes
me, along with the flood
in Pakistan, Mrs. Murphy’s
cancer and the missionaries
in Rwanda. Have mercy, Lord.
This high position I hold
is windy and cold.

1 comment:

  1. Those in the cold and windy high position need to know that the words, "keep warm and eat your fill" are not appropriate if separated from supplying the bodily needs. (Same guy 2:16). Words and deeds, or better yet, deeds and words.