Monday, January 30, 2017

The Innocent

My Father, Lord of heaven and earth, 
I am grateful that you hid all this from wise and educated people 
and showed it to ordinary people.

Matthew 11:25 (CEV)

William-Adolphe Bouguereau - Linnocence

You have shown Yourself
to the innocent,
to those who draw no pride
unto themselves
by tearing down Your word.

You come to those,
the ones who listen,
with tear brimmed eyes,
to every syllable
You speak.

Long awaited promise,
some have forgotten the expectation.
They interpret themselves
into lordship
and explain Your thoughts,
to those beneath them.

But You Lord,
have shown Yourself
to the poor in spirit.
You offer inheritance
to those who seek Your gaze
and a word of comfort
to those who listen.

copyright 2017 - Donald P James Jr

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