Those Diamonds In The Rough
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She could be a Sunday school teacher or
perhaps a pastor’s wife, prayer warrior even
or maybe a church musician,
that girl you pick up on Sunday mornings that
doesn’t smell too good and left Cheetos stains
on your leather seats.
Maybe he will be
a missionary to Malaysia, a songleader, a
pillar of strength in your youth group or in the
distant future a pastor or evangelist,
that little boy that fidgets a lot and hasn’t yet
learned that it’s not good manners to sit
with your feet on the pew.
As we reach for these children, Lord, and
try to teach them who you are before the
world tries to teach them everything You’re
not, as we may sometimes become inconvenienced
or weary in the process,
help us to see them through your eyes of
love and compassion and to remember that
we might be their only hope.
submitted for Best Free Verse from October-December 2017 Contest sponsored by John Hamilton
submitted for Your Favourite Free Verse Poem October-November 2017 Poetry Contest sponsored by Julia Ward
Copyright © Carol Connell | Year Posted 2017