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Monday, December 10, 2007

The Gift: Ruth Harms Calkin

It's Christmas Lord

It's your birthday.

What can I give You–

You who have given

So much to me?

I search and search

Through my talents

My possessions

My friendships

My loves

But with all my searching

I find nothing new.


Whatever I could offer

Is always that

Which You have first

Given me.

And now in the soft silence

I hear you say

What I want from you–

Is you.

© Tyndale LIVING BOOKS 1993

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this ... such a perfect expression!

9:59 AM  

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