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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.


Strangely–


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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1 Comments:

Blogger Liz Ness said...

I love this ... such a perfect expression!

9:59 AM  

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