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Jewelry Box

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Jewelry Box

I tried to put my Jesus in a jewelry box
So I could carry him around
Take him out when I had the time
Marvel at my image of him

I wanted him to be a certain size
Just big enough to make me smile
Genie Sized
Big enough to answer my wishes
Make me feel good about myself
Then I could put him back
Until I needed him again
Out of sight out of mind
Until the troubles came
They always did

I had to sit down
Examine myself
Understand he is more
My Jesus
My Jesus
Cannot be contained
It was my own mind that was constrained
Blocking him out again and again
Boxed within my own doubt
I couldn't see what He was about

It was time for me to let go
Let Him be the Master
There is much I don't know
So I reached out with my mind
To the vastness of Him
Until he occupied
My heart from within
He is the biggest and smallest
Smaller than I can see
Larger than I can imagine
Yet still inside of me
Connecting me to everything
Intimate
Relational
Inspirational

My Jesus
Your Jesus
Knocking at the door
Wanting to be more
Not just a genie
In a pocket
Enclosed in a jewelry box

Jesus
Patiently waits
Stands at your door
Can you hear him knock?








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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 6:04:00 AM
    So inspiring, and what a message it contains. Most people have been in that place before. Well done.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/22/2013 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Monterey, if I could Add your comment to my favorites I would.
  1. Date: 9/19/2013 4:20:00 AM
    passionate, profound, a message in there, poetry at it's best Richard...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/22/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your comment has made my day Harry.
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 10:57:00 PM
    Such a great poem, a very intensive read! I enjoyed this poem! Nice title by the way! :) Great write!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/22/2013 6:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Christopher, your comment is appreciated.
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 4:04:00 PM
    Incisive, inspiring.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/18/2013 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Gerald
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 12:49:00 PM
    catching up as i got busy...so spot on, rich... one like him is omnipresent... and you expressed this in a most divine way that my soul is filled with grace your words reflect... :) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/18/2013 4:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nette, so nice to have your visit.
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 11:48:00 AM
    Very thought provoking and sincere....Lovely.....God bless...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/18/2013 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, I like the new avatar!
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 10:01:00 AM
    Hi, my dear friend Richard. I'm so glad and grateful this evening that I've stopped by here. This is both a great reflective poem and inspirational masterpiece. I'm keeping this in my treasure box. Thank you so much for sharing & your precious time to visit leaving me lovely comments on my poem. I've just posted an inspirational one today. I hope you've time to go & read it and hope you'll enjoy. Thank you so much for your precious gems & everything. I'll come back. love lots & hugs, Leonora

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/18/2013 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your comments always make my day Leonora. Hugs back
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 9:47:00 AM
    It is a real treasure chest, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/18/2013 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dr. Ram
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 9:45:00 AM
    It is a real treasure chest, Richard

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 8:10:00 AM
    A touching reflection and message for the masses.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/18/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Drake, thanks for commenting.