Sunday, March 26, 2006

Persistent, aren't you?

how many times
did you have
to sit on your hands,
to keep from reaching out
and fixing all
that we had broken;

how often
did you have
to bite your tongue
to keep from telling us
what to do
when we didn't have a clue;

how do you manage
to keep your lips
pressed tightly together
so you don't laugh out loud
at all our foolishness;

how often
did you want
to send your Child
to us
until you could wait
no longer
to save us?

for your patience,
and your persistence,
we give you thanks,
Enduring God.


(c) 2006 Thom M. Shuman

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Thom,
You do not know me - I am a United Methodist Pastor from Illinois. I have read of your saga on E-TALK.
I cannot imagine the agony you and your family have suffered.
I pray for you daily.
God Bless,