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Let me be but skin - edited by Raymond A. Foss

Let me be emptied, poured out,
my will, my all, given over to you
Fill me Lord, your life, your Spirit
your will acted out
Let me be the gloves,
your hands working through me
touching the world, reaching out
into the darkness, bringing your strength,
your life, through my skin,
merely your gloves

May 21, 2010
as read at the House of Purpose Coffee House
May 21, 2010
Hillsboro, NH

February 14, 2009
written after posting the following poem to faithwriters site
Merely Gloves

The spirit the actor, we the vessels
the skin of our flesh, the gloves of the spirit
touching lives, changing hearts
offering hope, all to God’s glory
Merely the gloves holding our neighbors
the spirit moving in us
to help change the world

May 10, 2008
Acts 2:1-21
and quote attributed to Corrie ten Bloom,
“I have a glove here in my hand. The glove cannot do anything by itself, but when my hand is in it, it can do many things. True, it is not the glove, but my hand in the glove that acts. We are gloves. It is the Holy Spirit in us who is the hand, who does the job. We have to make room for the hand so that every finger is filled.”

Copyright by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. Contact me at Ray Foss
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