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Great Gifts by Raymond A. Foss

How profoundly different
how much better than our own
are the gifts of the Lord
not even enough,
the distinction of creation
all of the world good
by man very good

Great, even that
not a strong enough adjective
the wonder of God’s gifts
to the humbleness of man
our commonness evidence
when compared with his glory
all we have to do
is look upon our face

How much more,
the offerings of the creator,
the savior of man
in the gifts he gives us
life, creation,
a future in heaven
the unmerited sacrifice
taking on our whole sin

Bowing humbly,
when we let go
turn our lives from the world
and return to God
Arms open, just like the father
prodigal’s all
when we return home to him

All our sins, the judgment of our lives
all of the stain, washed clean by the Lord
His gifts big and simple,
eternal and daily
make all we give
pale in comparison
causing us to bow in humble praise

February 15, 2010
Matthew 7:11
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
and writing challenge
“Monday Manna for February 15, 2010 - Gifts”
posted by Joanne Sher on her blog,
“An Open Book”, at:

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